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Date:	Sun, 21 Mar 2010 14:38:03 -0700
From:	"Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
To:	Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@...il.com>
Cc:	Andi Kleen <andi@...stfloor.org>, robert.olsson@....uu.se,
	netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: RCU problems in fib_table_insert

On Sun, Mar 21, 2010 at 10:25:52PM +0100, Eric Dumazet wrote:
> Le dimanche 21 mars 2010 à 21:25 +0100, Andi Kleen a écrit :
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I got the following warning at boot with a 2.6.34-rc2ish git kernel
> > with RCU debugging and preemption enabled.
> > 
> > It seems the problem is that not all callers of fib_find_node
> > call it with rcu_read_lock() to stabilize access to the fib. 
> > 
> > I tried to fix it, but especially for fib_table_insert() that's rather 
> > tricky: it does a lot of memory allocations and also route flushing and 
> > other blocking operations while assuming the original fa is RCU stable.
> > 
> > I first tried to move some allocations to the beginning and keep
> > preemption disabled in the rest, but it's difficult with all of them.
> > No patch because of that.
> > 
> > Does the fa need an additional reference count for this problem?
> > Or perhaps some optimistic locking?
> > 
> > -Andi
> 
> No real changes needed, only a lockdep warning...
> 
> Probably a rcu_dereference() should be changed to
> rcu_dereference_check() like we did for __in6_dev_get()
> 
> We hold RTNL or rcu_read_lock
> 
> [PATCH] net: fib_find_node() rcu check
> 
> We hold rcu read lock or RTNL when fib_find_node() is called.
> Shutup lockdep complain.

You beat me to it, Eric.  ;-)

So:

Reviewed-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>

> Reported-by: Andi Kleen <andi@...stfloor.org>
> Signed-off-by: Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@...il.com>
> ---
> diff --git a/net/ipv4/fib_trie.c b/net/ipv4/fib_trie.c
> index af5d897..471fe07 100644
> --- a/net/ipv4/fib_trie.c
> +++ b/net/ipv4/fib_trie.c
> @@ -961,7 +961,8 @@ fib_find_node(struct trie *t, u32 key)
>  	struct node *n;
> 
>  	pos = 0;
> -	n = rcu_dereference(t->trie);
> +	n = rcu_dereference_check(t->trie,
> +				  rcu_read_lock_held() || lockdep_rtnl_is_held());
> 
>  	while (n != NULL &&  NODE_TYPE(n) == T_TNODE) {
>  		tn = (struct tnode *) n;
> 
> 
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