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Date:   Wed, 6 May 2020 13:28:07 +0800
From:   Jason Wang <jasowang@...hat.com>
To:     "Michael S. Tsirkin" <mst@...hat.com>, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Cc:     Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
        Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@...il.com>,
        "David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
        virtualization@...ts.linux-foundation.org, netdev@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] virtio_net: fix lockdep warning on 32 bit


On 2020/5/6 上午8:01, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> When we fill up a receive VQ, try_fill_recv currently tries to count
> kicks using a 64 bit stats counter. Turns out, on a 32 bit kernel that
> uses a seqcount. sequence counts are "lock" constructs where you need to
> make sure that writers are serialized.
>
> In turn, this means that we mustn't run two try_fill_recv concurrently.
> Which of course we don't. We do run try_fill_recv sometimes from a fully
> preemptible context and sometimes from a softirq (napi) context.
>
> However, when it comes to the seqcount, lockdep is trying to enforce
> the rule that the same lock isn't accessed from preemptible
> and softirq context. This causes a false-positive warning:
>
> WARNING: inconsistent lock state
> ...
> inconsistent {SOFTIRQ-ON-W} -> {IN-SOFTIRQ-W} usage.
>
> As a work around, shut down the warning by switching
> to u64_stats_update_begin_irqsave - that works by disabling
> interrupts on 32 bit only, is a NOP on 64 bit.
>
> Reported-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>
> Suggested-by: Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@...il.com>
> Signed-off-by: Michael S. Tsirkin <mst@...hat.com>
> ---
>
> I'm not thrilled about this but this seems the best we can do for now.
>
> Completely untested.
>
>
> Thomas, can you pls let me know the config I need to trigger the warning
> in question?
>
>
>   drivers/net/virtio_net.c | 6 ++++--
>   1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/net/virtio_net.c b/drivers/net/virtio_net.c
> index 6594aab4910e..95393b61187f 100644
> --- a/drivers/net/virtio_net.c
> +++ b/drivers/net/virtio_net.c
> @@ -1243,9 +1243,11 @@ static bool try_fill_recv(struct virtnet_info *vi, struct receive_queue *rq,
>   			break;
>   	} while (rq->vq->num_free);
>   	if (virtqueue_kick_prepare(rq->vq) && virtqueue_notify(rq->vq)) {
> -		u64_stats_update_begin(&rq->stats.syncp);
> +		unsigned long flags;
> +
> +		flags = u64_stats_update_begin_irqsave(&rq->stats.syncp);
>   		rq->stats.kicks++;
> -		u64_stats_update_end(&rq->stats.syncp);
> +		u64_stats_update_end_irqrestore(&rq->stats.syncp);
>   	}
>   
>   	return !oom;


Acked-by: Jason Wang <jasowang@...hat.com>



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