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From: Shuah Khan <skhan@linuxfoundation.org>
To: Kalle Valo <kvalo@codeaurora.org>
Cc: netdev@vger.kernel.org, linux-wireless@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, ath10k@lists.infradead.org,
	Shuah Khan <skhan@linuxfoundation.org>,
	kuba@kernel.org, davem@davemloft.net
Subject: Re: [PATCH 4/5] ath10k: detect conf_mutex held ath10k_drain_tx() calls
Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2021 08:57:04 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <d6d8c7b8-f69d-01ef-6d66-8a33ea98920f@linuxfoundation.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87lfbwtjls.fsf@codeaurora.org>

On 2/10/21 1:25 AM, Kalle Valo wrote:
> Shuah Khan <skhan@linuxfoundation.org> writes:
> 
>> ath10k_drain_tx() must not be called with conf_mutex held as workers can
>> use that also. Add check to detect conf_mutex held calls.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Shuah Khan <skhan@linuxfoundation.org>
> 
> The commit log does not answer to "Why?". How did you find this? What
> actual problem are you trying to solve?
> 

I came across the comment block above the ath10k_drain_tx() as I was
reviewing at conf_mutex holds while I was debugging the conf_mutex
lock assert in ath10k_debug_fw_stats_request().

My reasoning is that having this will help detect incorrect usages
of ath10k_drain_tx() while holding conf_mutex which could lead to
locking problems when async worker routines try to call this routine.

>> ---
>>   drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/mac.c | 1 +
>>   1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)
>>
>> diff --git a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/mac.c b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/mac.c
>> index 53f92945006f..3545ce7dce0a 100644
>> --- a/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/mac.c
>> +++ b/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath10k/mac.c
>> @@ -4566,6 +4566,7 @@ static void ath10k_mac_op_wake_tx_queue(struct ieee80211_hw *hw,
>>   /* Must not be called with conf_mutex held as workers can use that also. */
>>   void ath10k_drain_tx(struct ath10k *ar)
>>   {
>> +	WARN_ON(lockdep_is_held(&ar->conf_mutex));
> 
> Empty line after WARN_ON().
> 

Will do.

> Shouldn't this check debug_locks similarly lockdep_assert_held() does?
> 
> #define lockdep_assert_held(l)	do {				\
> 		WARN_ON(debug_locks && !lockdep_is_held(l));	\
> 	} while (0)
> 
> And I suspect you need #ifdef CONFIG_LOCKDEP which should fix the kbuild
> bot error.
> 

Yes.

> But honestly I would prefer to have lockdep_assert_not_held() in
> include/linux/lockdep.h, much cleaner that way. Also
> i915_gem_object_lookup_rcu() could then use the same macro.
> 

Right. This is the right way to go. That was first instinct and
decided to have the discussion evolve in that direction. Now that
it has, I will combine this change with
include/linux/lockdep.h and add lockdep_assert_not_held()

I think we might have other places in the kernel that could use
lockdep_assert_not_held() in addition to i915_gem_object_lookup_rcu()

thanks,
-- Shuah

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  reply	other threads:[~2021-02-10 15:57 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 22+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-02-10  0:42 [PATCH 0/5] ath10k fixes for warns Shuah Khan
2021-02-10  0:42 ` [PATCH 1/5] ath10k: fix conf_mutex lock assert in ath10k_debug_fw_stats_request() Shuah Khan
2021-02-10  8:09   ` Kalle Valo
     [not found]   ` <20210210080915.8A81AC433C6@smtp.codeaurora.org>
2021-02-10 16:21     ` Shuah Khan
2021-02-10  0:42 ` [PATCH 2/5] ath10k: fix WARNING: suspicious RCU usage Shuah Khan
2021-02-10  8:13   ` Kalle Valo
     [not found]   ` <20210210081320.2FBE5C433CA@smtp.codeaurora.org>
2021-02-10 16:22     ` Shuah Khan
2021-02-10  0:42 ` [PATCH 3/5] ath10k: change ath10k_offchan_tx_work() peer present msg to a warn Shuah Khan
2021-02-11  6:50   ` Kalle Valo
2021-02-10  0:42 ` [PATCH 4/5] ath10k: detect conf_mutex held ath10k_drain_tx() calls Shuah Khan
2021-02-10  8:03   ` kernel test robot
2021-02-10  8:25   ` Kalle Valo
2021-02-10 15:57     ` Shuah Khan [this message]
2021-02-11 11:20       ` Kalle Valo
2021-02-11 20:53         ` Shuah Khan
2021-02-11  0:13   ` kernel test robot
2021-02-10  0:42 ` [PATCH 5/5] ath10k: reduce invalid ht params rate message noise Shuah Khan
2021-02-10  2:36   ` Wen Gong
2021-02-10  8:28     ` Kalle Valo
2021-02-10 16:13       ` Shuah Khan
2021-02-11 11:24         ` Kalle Valo
2021-02-26 18:01           ` Shuah Khan

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