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From: Sergey Senozhatsky <sergey.senozhatsky.work@gmail.com>
To: Sergey Senozhatsky <sergey.senozhatsky.work@gmail.com>
Cc: John Ogness <john.ogness@linutronix.de>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>,
	Petr Mladek <pmladek@suse.com>,
	Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>,
	Andrea Parri <andrea.parri@amarulasolutions.com>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	Sergey Senozhatsky <sergey.senozhatsky@gmail.com>,
	Brendan Higgins <brendanhiggins@google.com>,
	kexec@lists.infradead.org
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH v5 2/3] printk-rb: new printk ringbuffer implementation (reader)
Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2019 18:03:21 +0900
Message-ID: <20191209090321.GF88619@google.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20191209084300.GD88619@google.com>

On (19/12/09 17:43), Sergey Senozhatsky wrote:
> > +static int desc_read_committed(struct prb_desc_ring *desc_ring, u32 id,
> > +			       u64 seq, struct prb_desc *desc)
> > +{
> > +	enum desc_state d_state;
> > +
> > +	d_state = desc_read(desc_ring, id, desc);
> > +	if (desc->info.seq != seq)
> > +		return -EINVAL;
> > +	else if (d_state == desc_reusable)
> > +		return -ENOENT;
> > +	else if (d_state != desc_committed)
> > +		return -EINVAL;
> > +
> > +	return 0;
> > +}
> > +
> > +/*
> > + * Copy the ringbuffer data from the record with @seq to the provided
> > + * @r buffer. On success, 0 is returned.
> > + *
> > + * See desc_read_committed() for error return values.
> > + */
> > +static int prb_read(struct printk_ringbuffer *rb, u64 seq,
> > +		    struct printk_record *r)
> > +{
> > +	struct prb_desc_ring *desc_ring = &rb->desc_ring;
> > +	struct prb_desc *rdesc = to_desc(desc_ring, seq);
> > +	atomic_t *state_var = &rdesc->state_var;
> > +	struct prb_desc desc;
> > +	int err;
> > +	u32 id;
> > +
> > +	/* Get a reliable local copy of the descriptor and check validity. */
> > +	id = DESC_ID(atomic_read(state_var));
> > +	err = desc_read_committed(desc_ring, id, seq, &desc);
> > +	if (err)
> > +		return err;
> > +
> > +	/* If requested, copy meta data. */
> > +	if (r->info)
> > +		memcpy(r->info, &desc.info, sizeof(*(r->info)));
> 
> I wonder if those WARN_ON-s will trigger false positive sometimes.
> 
> A theoretical case.
> 
> What if reader gets preempted/interrupted in the middle of
> desc_read_committed()->desc_read()->memcpy(). The context which interrupts
> the reader recycles the descriptor and pushes new data. Suppose that
> reader was interrupted right after it copied ->info.seq and ->info.text_len.
> So the first desc_read_committed() will pass - we have matching ->seq
> and committed state. copy_data(), however, most likely, will generate
> WARNs. The final desc_read_committed() will notice that local copy
> of desc was in non-consistent state and everything is fine, but we have
> WARNs in the log buffer now.

Hmm. No, that won't happen. We should get desc_miss first, and then -EINVAL.

	-ss

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Thread overview: 34+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-11-28  1:52 [RFC PATCH v5 0/3] printk: new ringbuffer implementation John Ogness
2019-11-28  1:52 ` [RFC PATCH v5 1/3] printk-rb: new printk ringbuffer implementation (writer) John Ogness
2019-12-02 15:48   ` Petr Mladek
2019-12-02 15:59     ` Petr Mladek
2019-12-02 16:37       ` John Ogness
2019-12-03  1:17         ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2019-12-03 14:18           ` Steven Rostedt
2019-12-05 12:01             ` John Ogness
2019-12-03  8:54         ` Petr Mladek
2019-12-03 14:13     ` John Ogness
2019-12-03 14:36       ` Petr Mladek
2019-12-09  9:19     ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2019-12-09  7:42   ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2019-12-09  9:00     ` John Ogness
2019-12-09  9:27   ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2019-12-09  9:34     ` John Ogness
2019-12-21 14:22   ` Andrea Parri
2019-12-23 16:01     ` John Ogness
2020-01-03 10:24       ` Petr Mladek
2020-01-04 14:33         ` Andrea Parri
2019-11-28  1:52 ` [RFC PATCH v5 2/3] printk-rb: new printk ringbuffer implementation (reader) John Ogness
2019-12-03 12:06   ` Petr Mladek
2019-12-03 13:46     ` John Ogness
2019-12-04 12:54       ` Petr Mladek
2019-12-04 13:28         ` John Ogness
2019-12-09  8:43   ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2019-12-09  9:03     ` Sergey Senozhatsky [this message]
2019-12-09  9:09     ` John Ogness
2019-11-28  1:52 ` [RFC PATCH v5 3/3] printk-rb: add test module John Ogness
2019-12-09  8:44   ` Sergey Senozhatsky
2019-12-05 13:46 ` [RFC PATCH v5 0/3] printk: new ringbuffer implementation Prarit Bhargava
2019-12-05 14:05   ` John Ogness
2019-12-06 14:16     ` Prarit Bhargava
2020-01-27 12:20 ` Eugeniu Rosca

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