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Date:   Tue, 19 May 2020 23:45:38 +0200
From:   "Ahmed S. Darwish" <>
To:     Peter Zijlstra <>,
        Ingo Molnar <>, Will Deacon <>
Cc:     Thomas Gleixner <>,
        "Paul E. McKenney" <>,
        "Sebastian A. Siewior" <>,
        Steven Rostedt <>,
        LKML <>,
        "Ahmed S. Darwish" <>,
        Pablo Neira Ayuso <>,
        Jozsef Kadlecsik <>,
        Florian Westphal <>,
        "David S. Miller" <>,
        Jakub Kicinski <>,,,
Subject: [PATCH v1 16/25] netfilter: nft_set_rbtree: Use sequence counter with associated rwlock

A sequence counter write side critical section must be protected by some
form of locking to serialize writers. A plain seqcount_t does not
contain the information of which lock must be held when entering a write
side critical section.

Use the new seqcount_rwlock_t data type, which allows to associate a
rwlock with the sequence counter. This enables lockdep to verify that
the rwlock used for writer serialization is held when the write side
critical section is entered.

If lockdep is disabled this lock association is compiled out and has
neither storage size nor runtime overhead.

Signed-off-by: Ahmed S. Darwish <>
 net/netfilter/nft_set_rbtree.c | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/net/netfilter/nft_set_rbtree.c b/net/netfilter/nft_set_rbtree.c
index 3ffef454d469..f50d986d43c5 100644
--- a/net/netfilter/nft_set_rbtree.c
+++ b/net/netfilter/nft_set_rbtree.c
@@ -18,7 +18,7 @@
 struct nft_rbtree {
 	struct rb_root		root;
 	rwlock_t		lock;
-	seqcount_t		count;
+	seqcount_rwlock_t	count;
 	struct delayed_work	gc_work;
@@ -505,7 +505,7 @@ static int nft_rbtree_init(const struct nft_set *set,
 	struct nft_rbtree *priv = nft_set_priv(set);
-	seqcount_init(&priv->count);
+	seqcount_rwlock_init(&priv->count, &priv->lock);
 	priv->root = RB_ROOT;
 	INIT_DEFERRABLE_WORK(&priv->gc_work, nft_rbtree_gc);

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