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Date:   Wed, 08 Jan 2020 13:35:06 -0800
From:   John Fastabend <>
Subject: [bpf PATCH 2/2] bpf: xdp,
 remove no longer required rcu_read_{un}lock()

Now that we depend on rcu_call() and synchronize_rcu() to also wait
for preempt_disabled region to complete the rcu read critical section
in __dev_map_flush() is no longer relevant.

These originally ensured the map reference was safe while a map was
also being free'd. But flush by new rules can only be called from
preempt-disabled NAPI context. The synchronize_rcu from the map free
path and the rcu_call from the delete path will ensure the reference
here is safe. So lets remove the rcu_read_lock and rcu_read_unlock
pair to avoid any confusion around how this is being protected.

If the rcu_read_lock was required it would mean errors in the above
logic and the original patch would also be wrong.

Fixes: 0536b85239b84 ("xdp: Simplify devmap cleanup")
Signed-off-by: John Fastabend <>
 kernel/bpf/devmap.c |    2 --
 1 file changed, 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/bpf/devmap.c b/kernel/bpf/devmap.c
index f0bf525..0129d4a 100644
--- a/kernel/bpf/devmap.c
+++ b/kernel/bpf/devmap.c
@@ -378,10 +378,8 @@ void __dev_map_flush(void)
 	struct list_head *flush_list = this_cpu_ptr(&dev_map_flush_list);
 	struct xdp_bulk_queue *bq, *tmp;
-	rcu_read_lock();
 	list_for_each_entry_safe(bq, tmp, flush_list, flush_node)
 		bq_xmit_all(bq, XDP_XMIT_FLUSH);
-	rcu_read_unlock();
 /* rcu_read_lock (from syscall and BPF contexts) ensures that if a delete and/or

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