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Date:   Fri, 18 Sep 2020 11:00:02 +0200
From:   Eric Dumazet <edumazet@...gle.com>
To:     Francesco Ruggeri <fruggeri@...sta.com>
Cc:     LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        netdev <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
        Cong Wang <xiyou.wangcong@...il.com>,
        Taehee Yoo <ap420073@...il.com>,
        Andrii Nakryiko <andriin@...com>,
        Jiri Pirko <jiri@...lanox.com>,
        Alexei Starovoitov <ast@...nel.org>,
        Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>,
        David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3] net: use exponential backoff in netdev_wait_allrefs

On Fri, Sep 18, 2020 at 10:48 AM Eric Dumazet <edumazet@...gle.com> wrote:

>
>
> Also, I would try using synchronize_rcu() instead of the first

s/synchronize_rcu/rcu_barrier/  of course :/

> msleep(), this might avoid all msleep() calls in your case.
>
> Patch without the macros to see the general idea :
>
> diff --git a/net/core/dev.c b/net/core/dev.c
> index 266073e300b5fc21440ea8f8ffc9306a1fc9f370..2d3b65034bc0dd99017dea846e6c0a966f1207ee
> 100644
> --- a/net/core/dev.c
> +++ b/net/core/dev.c
> @@ -9989,7 +9989,7 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(netdev_refcnt_read);
>  static void netdev_wait_allrefs(struct net_device *dev)
>  {
>         unsigned long rebroadcast_time, warning_time;
> -       int refcnt;
> +       int wait = 0, refcnt;
>
>         linkwatch_forget_dev(dev);
>
> @@ -10023,8 +10023,13 @@ static void netdev_wait_allrefs(struct net_device *dev)
>                         rebroadcast_time = jiffies;
>                 }
>
> -               msleep(250);
> -
> +               if (!wait) {
> +                       synchronize_rcu();

rcu_barrier();

> +                       wait = 1;
> +               } else {
> +                       msleep(wait);
> +                       wait = min(wait << 1, 250);
> +               }
>                 refcnt = netdev_refcnt_read(dev);
>
>                 if (refcnt && time_after(jiffies, warning_time + 10 * HZ)) {

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