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Date:   Sun, 26 Jan 2020 16:14:00 -0800
From:   John Fastabend <john.fastabend@...il.com>
To:     bpf@...r.kernel.org
Cc:     bjorn.topel@...el.com, songliubraving@...com,
        john.fastabend@...il.com, ast@...nel.org, daniel@...earbox.net,
        toke@...hat.com, maciej.fijalkowski@...el.com,
        netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: [PATCH bpf-next v3 1/3] bpf: xdp, update devmap comments to reflect napi/rcu usage

Now that we rely on synchronize_rcu and call_rcu waiting to
exit perempt-disable regions (NAPI) lets update the comments
to reflect this.

Fixes: 0536b85239b84 ("xdp: Simplify devmap cleanup")
Acked-by: Björn Töpel <bjorn.topel@...el.com>
Acked-by: Song Liu <songliubraving@...com>
Signed-off-by: John Fastabend <john.fastabend@...il.com>
---
 kernel/bpf/devmap.c | 21 +++++++++++----------
 1 file changed, 11 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/bpf/devmap.c b/kernel/bpf/devmap.c
index da9c832..707583f 100644
--- a/kernel/bpf/devmap.c
+++ b/kernel/bpf/devmap.c
@@ -193,10 +193,12 @@ static void dev_map_free(struct bpf_map *map)
 
 	/* At this point bpf_prog->aux->refcnt == 0 and this map->refcnt == 0,
 	 * so the programs (can be more than one that used this map) were
-	 * disconnected from events. Wait for outstanding critical sections in
-	 * these programs to complete. The rcu critical section only guarantees
-	 * no further reads against netdev_map. It does __not__ ensure pending
-	 * flush operations (if any) are complete.
+	 * disconnected from events. The following synchronize_rcu() guarantees
+	 * both rcu read critical sections complete and waits for
+	 * preempt-disable regions (NAPI being the relevant context here) so we
+	 * are certain there will be no further reads against the netdev_map and
+	 * all flush operations are complete. Flush operations can only be done
+	 * from NAPI context for this reason.
 	 */
 
 	spin_lock(&dev_map_lock);
@@ -498,12 +500,11 @@ static int dev_map_delete_elem(struct bpf_map *map, void *key)
 		return -EINVAL;
 
 	/* Use call_rcu() here to ensure any rcu critical sections have
-	 * completed, but this does not guarantee a flush has happened
-	 * yet. Because driver side rcu_read_lock/unlock only protects the
-	 * running XDP program. However, for pending flush operations the
-	 * dev and ctx are stored in another per cpu map. And additionally,
-	 * the driver tear down ensures all soft irqs are complete before
-	 * removing the net device in the case of dev_put equals zero.
+	 * completed as well as any flush operations because call_rcu
+	 * will wait for preempt-disable region to complete, NAPI in this
+	 * context.  And additionally, the driver tear down ensures all
+	 * soft irqs are complete before removing the net device in the
+	 * case of dev_put equals zero.
 	 */
 	old_dev = xchg(&dtab->netdev_map[k], NULL);
 	if (old_dev)
-- 
2.7.4

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