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From: Cong Wang <xiyou.wangcong@gmail.com>
To: Vlad Buslov <vladbu@mellanox.com>
Cc: Linux Kernel Network Developers <netdev@vger.kernel.org>,
	Jamal Hadi Salim <jhs@mojatatu.com>,
	Jiri Pirko <jiri@resnulli.us>, David Miller <davem@davemloft.net>,
	Alexei Starovoitov <ast@kernel.org>,
	Daniel Borkmann <daniel@iogearbox.net>
Subject: Re: [PATCH net-next v4 17/17] net: sched: unlock rules update API
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2019 10:56:08 -0800
Message-ID: <CAM_iQpW4Tn4qVynrRK6NK13UtHJ4QfS-Z2mcjMk46qL_QJBg+A@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190211085548.7190-18-vladbu@mellanox.com>

On Mon, Feb 11, 2019 at 12:56 AM Vlad Buslov <vladbu@mellanox.com> wrote:
>
> Register netlink protocol handlers for message types RTM_NEWTFILTER,
> RTM_DELTFILTER, RTM_GETTFILTER as unlocked. Set rtnl_held variable that
> tracks rtnl mutex state to be false by default.
>
> Introduce tcf_proto_is_unlocked() helper that is used to check
> tcf_proto_ops->flag to determine if ops can be called without taking rtnl
> lock. Manually lookup Qdisc, class and block in rule update handlers.
> Verify that both Qdisc ops and proto ops are unlocked before using any of
> their callbacks, and obtain rtnl lock otherwise.

So if you end goal is to completely get rid of RTNL from tc filter and
action control path, why this change is needed?

I was expecting you to break down the RTNL lock down to each
block/filter chain, which should be done in this patchset. So again,
why do we still need RTNL for some cases?

Please state the reasoning in your changelog, rather than just
describing what your code does.

Thanks.

  reply index

Thread overview: 52+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-02-11  8:55 [PATCH net-next v4 00/17] Refactor classifier API to work with chain/classifiers without rtnl lock Vlad Buslov
2019-02-11  8:55 ` [PATCH net-next v4 01/17] net: sched: protect block state with mutex Vlad Buslov
2019-02-11 14:15   ` Jiri Pirko
2019-02-11  8:55 ` [PATCH net-next v4 02/17] net: sched: protect chain->explicitly_created with block->lock Vlad Buslov
2019-02-11 14:15   ` Jiri Pirko
2019-02-11  8:55 ` [PATCH net-next v4 03/17] net: sched: refactor tc_ctl_chain() to use block->lock Vlad Buslov
2019-02-11  8:55 ` [PATCH net-next v4 04/17] net: sched: protect block->chain0 with block->lock Vlad Buslov
2019-02-11  8:55 ` [PATCH net-next v4 05/17] net: sched: traverse chains in block with tcf_get_next_chain() Vlad Buslov
2019-02-15 22:21   ` Cong Wang
2019-02-18 10:07     ` Vlad Buslov
2019-02-18 18:26       ` Cong Wang
2019-02-19 16:04         ` Vlad Buslov
2019-02-11  8:55 ` [PATCH net-next v4 06/17] net: sched: protect chain template accesses with block lock Vlad Buslov
2019-02-11  8:55 ` [PATCH net-next v4 07/17] net: sched: protect filter_chain list with filter_chain_lock mutex Vlad Buslov
2019-02-14 18:24   ` Ido Schimmel
2019-02-15 10:02     ` Vlad Buslov
2019-02-15 11:30       ` Ido Schimmel
2019-02-15 12:11         ` [PATCH] net: sched: matchall: verify that filter is not NULL in mall_walk() Vlad Buslov
2019-02-15 13:47           ` Ido Schimmel
2019-02-16  0:24           ` Cong Wang
2019-02-18 12:00             ` Vlad Buslov
2019-02-17 21:27           ` David Miller
2019-02-15 12:15         ` [PATCH net-next v4 07/17] net: sched: protect filter_chain list with filter_chain_lock mutex Vlad Buslov
2019-02-15 15:35         ` Vlad Buslov
2019-02-19  5:26           ` Cong Wang
2019-02-19 12:31             ` Vlad Buslov
2019-02-20 22:43               ` Cong Wang
2019-02-21 15:49                 ` Vlad Buslov
2019-02-19  5:08       ` Cong Wang
2019-02-19 15:20         ` Vlad Buslov
2019-02-20 23:00           ` Cong Wang
2019-02-21 17:11             ` Vlad Buslov
2019-02-15 22:35   ` Cong Wang
2019-02-18 11:06     ` Vlad Buslov
2019-02-18 18:31       ` Cong Wang
2019-02-11  8:55 ` [PATCH net-next v4 08/17] net: sched: introduce reference counting for tcf_proto Vlad Buslov
2019-02-11  8:55 ` [PATCH net-next v4 09/17] net: sched: traverse classifiers in chain with tcf_get_next_proto() Vlad Buslov
2019-02-11  8:55 ` [PATCH net-next v4 10/17] net: sched: refactor tp insert/delete for concurrent execution Vlad Buslov
2019-02-15 23:17   ` Cong Wang
2019-02-18 11:19     ` Vlad Buslov
2019-02-18 19:55       ` Cong Wang
2019-02-19 10:25         ` Vlad Buslov
2019-02-18 19:53   ` Cong Wang
2019-02-11  8:55 ` [PATCH net-next v4 11/17] net: sched: prevent insertion of new classifiers during chain flush Vlad Buslov
2019-02-11  8:55 ` [PATCH net-next v4 12/17] net: sched: track rtnl lock status when validating extensions Vlad Buslov
2019-02-11  8:55 ` [PATCH net-next v4 13/17] net: sched: extend proto ops with 'put' callback Vlad Buslov
2019-02-11  8:55 ` [PATCH net-next v4 14/17] net: sched: extend proto ops to support unlocked classifiers Vlad Buslov
2019-02-11  8:55 ` [PATCH net-next v4 15/17] net: sched: add flags to Qdisc class ops struct Vlad Buslov
2019-02-11  8:55 ` [PATCH net-next v4 16/17] net: sched: refactor tcf_block_find() into standalone functions Vlad Buslov
2019-02-11  8:55 ` [PATCH net-next v4 17/17] net: sched: unlock rules update API Vlad Buslov
2019-02-18 18:56   ` Cong Wang [this message]
2019-02-12 18:42 ` [PATCH net-next v4 00/17] Refactor classifier API to work with chain/classifiers without rtnl lock David Miller

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