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Date:   Tue, 21 Nov 2023 02:20:45 +0100
From:   Danilo Krummrich <dakr@...hat.com>
To:     Abhinav Singh <singhabhinav9051571833@...il.com>,
        kherbst@...hat.com, lyude@...hat.com, airlied@...il.com,
        daniel@...ll.ch
Cc:     dri-devel@...ts.freedesktop.org, nouveau@...ts.freedesktop.org,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-kernel-mentees@...ts.linuxfoundation.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3] driver: gpu: Fixing warning directly dereferencing a
 rcu pointer

On 11/13/23 20:13, Abhinav Singh wrote:
> This patch fixes a sparse warning with this message
> "warning:dereference of noderef expression". In this context it means we
> are dereferencing a __rcu tagged pointer directly.
> 
> We should not be directly dereferencing a rcu pointer. To get a normal
> (non __rcu tagged pointer) from a __rcu tagged pointer we are using the
> function unrcu_pointer(...). The non __rcu tagged pointer then can be
> dereferenced just like a normal pointer.
> 
> I tested with qemu with this command
> qemu-system-x86_64 \
> 	-m 2G \
> 	-smp 2 \
> 	-kernel bzImage \
> 	-append "console=ttyS0 root=/dev/sda earlyprintk=serial net.ifnames=0" \
> 	-drive file=bullseye.img,format=raw \
> 	-net user,host=10.0.2.10,hostfwd=tcp:127.0.0.1:10021-:22 \
> 	-net nic,model=e1000 \
> 	-enable-kvm \
> 	-nographic \
> 	-pidfile vm.pid \
> 	2>&1 | tee vm.log
> with lockdep enabled.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Abhinav Singh <singhabhinav9051571833@...il.com>

Applied, thanks!

There are a few more such occurrences. [1][2] Plan to fix them as well?

[1] https://elixir.bootlin.com/linux/latest/source/drivers/gpu/drm/nouveau/nv10_fence.c#L35
[2] https://elixir.bootlin.com/linux/latest/source/drivers/gpu/drm/nouveau/nv84_fence.c#L88

> ---
> v1 -> v2 : Replaced the rcu_dereference(...) with unrcu_pointer(...) and
>             also removed the rcu locking and unlocking function call.
> v2 -> v3 : Changed the description of the patch to match it with the actual
> 	   implementation.
> 
>   drivers/gpu/drm/nouveau/nv04_fence.c | 2 +-
>   1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> 
> diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/nouveau/nv04_fence.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/nouveau/nv04_fence.c
> index 5b71a5a5cd85..cdbc75e3d1f6 100644
> --- a/drivers/gpu/drm/nouveau/nv04_fence.c
> +++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/nouveau/nv04_fence.c
> @@ -39,7 +39,7 @@ struct nv04_fence_priv {
>   static int
>   nv04_fence_emit(struct nouveau_fence *fence)
>   {
> -	struct nvif_push *push = fence->channel->chan.push;
> +	struct nvif_push *push = unrcu_pointer(fence->channel)->chan.push;
>   	int ret = PUSH_WAIT(push, 2);
>   	if (ret == 0) {
>   		PUSH_NVSQ(push, NV_SW, 0x0150, fence->base.seqno);

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