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Date:   Wed, 15 Jul 2020 15:41:07 -0700
From:   Stanislav Fomichev <sdf@...gle.com>
To:     netdev@...r.kernel.org, bpf@...r.kernel.org
Cc:     davem@...emloft.net, ast@...nel.org, daniel@...earbox.net,
        Stanislav Fomichev <sdf@...gle.com>,
        Andrii Nakryiko <andriin@...com>
Subject: [PATCH bpf-next] selftests/bpf: fix possible hang in sockopt_inherit

Andrii reported that sockopt_inherit occasionally hangs up on 5.5 kernel [0].
This can happen if server_thread runs faster than the main thread.
In that case, pthread_cond_wait will wait forever because
pthread_cond_signal was executed before the main thread was blocking.
Let's move pthread_mutex_lock up a bit to make sure server_thread
runs strictly after the main thread goes to sleep.

(Not sure why this is 5.5 specific, maybe scheduling is less
deterministic? But I was able to confirm that it does indeed
happen in a VM.)

[0] https://lore.kernel.org/bpf/CAEf4BzY0-bVNHmCkMFPgObs=isUAyg-dFzGDY7QWYkmm7rmTSg@mail.gmail.com/

Reported-by: Andrii Nakryiko <andriin@...com>
Signed-off-by: Stanislav Fomichev <sdf@...gle.com>
---
 tools/testing/selftests/bpf/prog_tests/sockopt_inherit.c | 3 +--
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/tools/testing/selftests/bpf/prog_tests/sockopt_inherit.c b/tools/testing/selftests/bpf/prog_tests/sockopt_inherit.c
index 8547ecbdc61f..ec281b0363b8 100644
--- a/tools/testing/selftests/bpf/prog_tests/sockopt_inherit.c
+++ b/tools/testing/selftests/bpf/prog_tests/sockopt_inherit.c
@@ -193,11 +193,10 @@ static void run_test(int cgroup_fd)
 	if (CHECK_FAIL(server_fd < 0))
 		goto close_bpf_object;
 
+	pthread_mutex_lock(&server_started_mtx);
 	if (CHECK_FAIL(pthread_create(&tid, NULL, server_thread,
 				      (void *)&server_fd)))
 		goto close_server_fd;
-
-	pthread_mutex_lock(&server_started_mtx);
 	pthread_cond_wait(&server_started, &server_started_mtx);
 	pthread_mutex_unlock(&server_started_mtx);
 
-- 
2.27.0.389.gc38d7665816-goog

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