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From: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
To: 王贇 <yun.wang@linux.alibaba.com>
Cc: Miroslav Benes <mbenes@suse.cz>, Guo Ren <guoren@kernel.org>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>,
	"James E.J. Bottomley" <James.Bottomley@HansenPartnership.com>,
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	Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@kernel.crashing.org>,
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	Palmer Dabbelt <palmer@dabbelt.com>,
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Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] ftrace: disable preemption on the testing of recursion
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2021 22:27:58 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20211012222758.1a029157@oasis.local.home> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <74090798-7d93-0713-982c-6f0247118d20@linux.alibaba.com>

On Wed, 13 Oct 2021 09:50:17 +0800
王贇 <yun.wang@linux.alibaba.com> wrote:

> >> -	preempt_enable_notrace();
> >>  	ftrace_test_recursion_unlock(bit);
> >>  }  
> > 
> > I don't like this change much. We have preempt_disable there not because 
> > of ftrace_test_recursion, but because of RCU. ftrace_test_recursion was 
> > added later. Yes, it would work with the change, but it would also hide 
> > things which should not be hidden in my opinion.  
> 
> Not very sure about the backgroup stories, but just found this in
> 'Documentation/trace/ftrace-uses.rst':
> 
>   Note, on success,
>   ftrace_test_recursion_trylock() will disable preemption, and the
>   ftrace_test_recursion_unlock() will enable it again (if it was previously
>   enabled).

Right that part is to be fixed by what you are adding here.

The point that Miroslav is complaining about is that the preemption
disabling is special in this case, and not just from the recursion
point of view, which is why the comment is still required.

-- Steve


> 
> Seems like this lock pair was supposed to take care the preemtion itself?

  reply	other threads:[~2021-10-13  2:28 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 24+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-10-12  5:39 [PATCH 0/2] ftrace: make sure preemption disabled on recursion testing 王贇
2021-10-12  5:40 ` [PATCH 1/2] ftrace: disable preemption on the testing of recursion 王贇
2021-10-12 12:17   ` Steven Rostedt
2021-10-13  1:46     ` 王贇
2021-10-12 12:24   ` Miroslav Benes
2021-10-12 12:29     ` Steven Rostedt
2021-10-13  1:52       ` 王贇
2021-10-13  1:50     ` 王贇
2021-10-13  2:27       ` Steven Rostedt [this message]
2021-10-13  2:36         ` 王贇
2021-10-12 12:43   ` Steven Rostedt
2021-10-13  2:04     ` 王贇
2021-10-13  2:30       ` Steven Rostedt
2021-10-13  2:38         ` 王贇
2021-10-12  5:40 ` [PATCH 2/2] ftrace: prevent preemption in perf_ftrace_function_call() 王贇
2021-10-12 11:20   ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-10-13  1:45     ` 王贇
2021-10-12  5:41 ` [PATCH 0/2] ftrace: make sure preemption disabled on recursion testing 王贇
2021-10-13  3:16 ` [PATCH v2 0/2] fix & prevent the missing preemption disabling 王贇
2021-10-13  3:17   ` [PATCH v2 1/2] ftrace: disable preemption between ftrace_test_recursion_trylock/unlock() 王贇
2021-10-13  3:18   ` [PATCH v2 2/2] ftrace: do CPU checking after preemption disabled 王贇
2021-10-13  3:26   ` [PATCH v2 0/2] fix & prevent the missing preemption disabling Steven Rostedt
2021-10-13  3:33     ` 王贇
2021-10-26 23:48 ` [PATCH 0/2] ftrace: make sure preemption disabled on recursion testing Palmer Dabbelt

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