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From: Jason Gunthorpe <>
To: <>
Cc: Hillf Danton <>,
Subject: [PATCH] RDMA/core: Fix bogus WARN_ON during ib_unregister_device_queued()
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2020 14:49:10 -0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)

ib_unregister_device_queued() can only be used by drivers using the new
dealloc_device callback flow, and it has a safety WARN_ON to ensure
drivers are using it properly.

However, if unregister and register are raced there is a special
destruction path that maintains the uniform error h andling semantic of
'caller does ib_dealloc_device() on failure'. This requires disabling the
dealloc_device callback which triggers the WARN_ON.

Instead of using NULL to disable the callback use a special function
pointer so the WARN_ON does not trigger.

Suggested-by: Hillf Danton <>
Signed-off-by: Jason Gunthorpe <>
 drivers/infiniband/core/device.c | 11 ++++++++---
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

As outlined by Hillf, seems like it is OK.

diff --git a/drivers/infiniband/core/device.c b/drivers/infiniband/core/device.c
index 1335ed1f1e4a25..40cf07129f662b 100644
--- a/drivers/infiniband/core/device.c
+++ b/drivers/infiniband/core/device.c
@@ -1339,6 +1339,10 @@ static int enable_device_and_get(struct ib_device *device)
 	return ret;
+static void prevent_dealloc_device(struct ib_device *ib_dev)
  * ib_register_device - Register an IB device with IB core
  * @device: Device to register
@@ -1409,11 +1413,11 @@ int ib_register_device(struct ib_device *device, const char *name)
 		 * possibility for a parallel unregistration along with this
 		 * error flow. Since we have a refcount here we know any
 		 * parallel flow is stopped in disable_device and will see the
-		 * NULL pointers, causing the responsibility to
+		 * special dealloc_driver pointer, causing the responsibility to
 		 * ib_dealloc_device() to revert back to this thread.
 		dealloc_fn = device->ops.dealloc_driver;
-		device->ops.dealloc_driver = NULL;
+		device->ops.dealloc_driver = prevent_dealloc_device;
 		device->ops.dealloc_driver = dealloc_fn;
@@ -1462,7 +1466,8 @@ static void __ib_unregister_device(struct ib_device *ib_dev)
 	 * Drivers using the new flow may not call ib_dealloc_device except
 	 * in error unwind prior to registration success.
-	if (ib_dev->ops.dealloc_driver) {
+	if (ib_dev->ops.dealloc_driver &&
+	    ib_dev->ops.dealloc_driver != prevent_dealloc_device) {
 		WARN_ON(kref_read(&ib_dev->dev.kobj.kref) <= 1);

             reply	other threads:[~2020-06-26 17:49 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-06-26 17:49 Jason Gunthorpe [this message]
2020-06-28  8:02 ` Leon Romanovsky
2020-07-02 17:29 ` Jason Gunthorpe

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