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Date:   Tue, 22 Dec 2020 18:30:01 -0800
From:   Jakub Kicinski <kuba@...nel.org>
To:     Jason Wang <jasowang@...hat.com>
Cc:     Jeff Dike <jdike@...mai.com>,
        "Michael S. Tsirkin" <mst@...hat.com>,
        virtualization@...ts.linux-foundation.org,
        "netdev@...r.kernel.org" <netdev@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] virtio_net: Fix recursive call to cpus_read_lock()

On Tue, 22 Dec 2020 11:49:04 +0800 Jason Wang wrote:
> On 2020/12/22 上午11:36, Jeff Dike wrote:
> > virtnet_set_channels can recursively call cpus_read_lock if CONFIG_XPS
> > and CONFIG_HOTPLUG are enabled.
> >
> > The path is:
> >      virtnet_set_channels - calls get_online_cpus(), which is a trivial
> > wrapper around cpus_read_lock()
> >      netif_set_real_num_tx_queues
> >      netif_reset_xps_queues_gt
> >      netif_reset_xps_queues - calls cpus_read_lock()
> >
> > This call chain and potential deadlock happens when the number of TX
> > queues is reduced.
> >
> > This commit the removes netif_set_real_num_[tr]x_queues calls from
> > inside the get/put_online_cpus section, as they don't require that it
> > be held.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Jeff Dike <jdike@...mai.com>
> 
> Adding netdev.
> 
> The patch can go with -net and is needed for -stable.
> 
> Acked-by: Jason Wang <jasowang@...hat.com>

Thanks, we'll need a repost with netdev CCed to apply it to net, 
I don't have this one in my inbox or in patchwork.

Jeff please make sure to keep the acks when reposting.

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