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Date:   Wed, 19 Jan 2022 16:38:37 +0800
From:   Xin Long <lucien.xin@...il.com>
To:     Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@...e.cz>
Cc:     Juri Lelli <juri.lelli@...hat.com>,
        Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <bigeasy@...utronix.de>,
        Hyeonggon Yoo <42.hyeyoo@...il.com>,
        LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>, linux-mm@...ck.org,
        Christoph Lameter <cl@...ux.com>,
        Pekka Enberg <penberg@...nel.org>,
        David Rientjes <rientjes@...gle.com>,
        Joonsoo Kim <iamjoonsoo.kim@....com>,
        Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Antoine Tenart <atenart@...nel.org>,
        Clark Williams <williams@...hat.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] mm: slub: fix a deadlock warning in kmem_cache_destroy

On Tue, Jan 18, 2022 at 7:07 PM Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@...e.cz> wrote:
>
>
> On 1/18/22 09:00, Xin Long wrote:
> > On Mon, Jan 17, 2022 at 9:13 PM Juri Lelli <juri.lelli@...hat.com> wrote:
> >> >
> >> > RHEL-8 kernel seems to be 4.18, unless RT uses a newer one. Could be some
> >> > silently relevant backport is missing? How about e.g. 59450bbc12be ("mm,
> >> > slab, slub: stop taking cpu hotplug lock") ?
> >>
> >> Hummm, looks like we have backported commit 59450bbc12be in RHEL-8.
> >>
> >> Xin Long, would you be able to check if you still see the lockdep splat
> >> with latest upstream RT?
> >>
> >> git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/rt/linux-rt-devel.git linux-5.16.y-rt
> > Hi, Juri,
> >
> > Thanks for sharing the RT kernel repo.
> >
> > I just tried with this kernel, and I couldn't reproduce it on my env.
> > But I don't see how the upstream RT kernel can avoid the call trace.
> >
> > As this warning was triggered when the system was shutting down, it might
> > not be reproduced on it due to some timing change.
>
> As it was caught by lockdep and not as a real deadlock, I think it should be
> indepenedent of a timing change. Lockdep will correlate potentially deadlock
> scenarios even if they don't really occur in the same time, AFAIK.
>
> But let's go back to:
>
> > Although cpu_hotplug_lock is a RWSEM, [a] will not block in there. But as
> > lockdep annotations are added for cpu_hotplug_lock, a deadlock warning
> > would be detected:
>
> Is it possible that upstream lockdep handles this RWSEM scenario properly
> and doesn't report it, but the RHEL kernel is missing some relevant lockdep fix?
That's a good point.

I actually think:
  cpus_read_lock()
  cpus_read_lock()
shouldn't be considered as a deadlock.

I will check the lockdep changes, and it may take some time.

Thanks.

>
> >>
> >> Thanks!
> >> Juri
> >>
>

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