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From: Darren Hart <dvhart@infradead.org>
To: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Cc: LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>,
	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>,
	Darren Hart <darren@dvhart.com>,
	Davidlohr Bueso <dave@stgolabs.net>,
	Bhuvanesh_Surachari@mentor.com, Andy Lowe <Andy_Lowe@mentor.com>
Subject: Re: [patch 3/5] futex: Document pi_state refcounting in requeue code
Date: Sat, 19 Dec 2015 23:41:55 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20151220074155.GM7244@malice.jf.intel.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20151219200607.335938312@linutronix.de>

On Sat, Dec 19, 2015 at 08:07:39PM -0000, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> Documentation of the pi_state refcounting in the requeue code is non
> existent. Add it.
> 

OK, one nitpic on this one I guess - 80 characters is pretty narrow as it is in
my humble opinion, could we expand the newly added comment blocks to use all of
the 80 character limit?

> Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
> ---
>  kernel/futex.c |   36 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++---
>  1 file changed, 33 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
> 
> --- a/kernel/futex.c
> +++ b/kernel/futex.c

...

> -				/* We got the lock. */
> +				/*
> +				 * We got the lock. We do neither drop
> +				 * the refcount on pi_state nor clear
> +				 * this->pi_state because the waiter
> +				 * needs the pi_state for cleaning up
> +				 * the user space value. It will drop
> +				 * the refcount after doing so.
> +				 */
>  				requeue_pi_wake_futex(this, &key2, hb2);
>  				drop_count++;
>  				continue;
>  			} else if (ret) {
> -				/* -EDEADLK */
> +				/*
> +				 * rt_mutex_start_proxy_lock()
> +				 * detected a potential deadlock when
> +				 * we tried to queue that waiter. Drop
> +				 * the pi_state reference which we
> +				 * took above and remove the pointer
> +				 * to the state from the waiters
> +				 * futex_q object.
> +				 */

Especially the two paragraphs above ^

-- 
Darren Hart
Intel Open Source Technology Center

  reply	other threads:[~2015-12-20  7:41 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 16+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2015-12-19 20:07 [patch 0/5] futex: Plug a pi_state leak and clarify the refcounting Thomas Gleixner
2015-12-19 20:07 ` [patch 1/5] futex: Drop refcount if requeue_pi() acquired the rtmutex Thomas Gleixner
2015-12-20 13:18   ` [tip:locking/core] " tip-bot for Thomas Gleixner
2015-12-19 20:07 ` [patch 2/5] futex: Rename free_pi_state() to put_pi_state() Thomas Gleixner
2015-12-20 13:19   ` [tip:locking/core] futex: Rename free_pi_state() to put_pi_state( ) tip-bot for Thomas Gleixner
2015-12-19 20:07 ` [patch 3/5] futex: Document pi_state refcounting in requeue code Thomas Gleixner
2015-12-20  7:41   ` Darren Hart [this message]
2015-12-20 13:19   ` [tip:locking/core] " tip-bot for Thomas Gleixner
2015-12-19 20:07 ` [patch 4/5] futex: Remove pointless put_pi_state calls in requeue() Thomas Gleixner
2015-12-20 13:19   ` [tip:locking/core] " tip-bot for Thomas Gleixner
2015-12-19 20:07 ` [patch 5/5] futex: Cleanup the goto confusion in requeue_pi() Thomas Gleixner
2015-12-20  5:15   ` Darren Hart
2015-12-20  5:40     ` Mike Galbraith
2015-12-20  7:37       ` Darren Hart
2015-12-20  5:46     ` Darren Hart
2015-12-20 13:20   ` [tip:locking/core] " tip-bot for Thomas Gleixner

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