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From: Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <>
To: Juri Lelli <>
Cc: linux-rt-users <>,
	LKML <>,
	"Ahmed S. Darwish" <>,
	Peter Zijlstra <>,
	Thomas Gleixner <>
Subject: Re: [RT v5.11-rt7] WARNING at include/linux/seqlock.h:271 nft_counter_eval
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2021 15:21:18 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <YDUI5M5FQLycOd33@localhost.localdomain>

On 2021-02-23 14:53:40 [+0100], Juri Lelli wrote:
> So, I'm a bit confused and I'm very likely missing details (still
> digesting the seqprop_ magic), but write_seqcount_being() has
>  if (seqprop_preemptible(s))
>      preempt_disable();
> which in this case (no lock associated) is defined to return false, 
> while it should return true on RT (or in some occasions)? Or maybe this
> is what you are saying already.

write_seqcount_begin() has seqprop_assert() at the very beginning which
ends in __seqprop_assert() in your case (seqcount_t). Your warning.

> Also, the check for preemption been disabled happens before we can
> actually potentially disable it, no?

That seqprop_preemptible() is true for !RT for mutex/ww_mutex locks. On
RT it is always false since it does lock()+unlock() of the lock that is
part of the seqcount.

But back to the original issue: at write_seqcount_begin() preemption is
disabled !RT implicit by local_bh_disable(). Therefore no warning.
On RT local_bh_disable() disables BH on the CPUs so locking wise (since
it is a per-CPU seqcount it should work. Preemption remains enabled so
we have a warning.

I have no idea what annotation would be best here. Having a
local_bh_disable() type of a lock and the seqcount is not part of the data
structure it protects is less than ideal.
However, if I understand this correct then this nft_counter_percpu_priv
exists once per nft rule. The seqcount exists once per-CPU since it is
unlikely to modify two counters at once on a single CPU :) So there is

While looking at it, there is nft_counter_reset() which modifies the
values without a seqcount write lock. This might be okay.

> Thanks for the quick reply!
> Best,
> Juri


      parent reply	other threads:[~2021-02-23 14:22 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-02-23 10:49 [RT v5.11-rt7] WARNING at include/linux/seqlock.h:271 nft_counter_eval Juri Lelli
2021-02-23 11:00 ` Sebastian Andrzej Siewior
2021-02-23 13:53   ` Juri Lelli
2021-02-23 14:20     ` Ahmed S. Darwish
2021-02-23 14:21     ` Sebastian Andrzej Siewior [this message]

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