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From: "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@kernel.org>
To: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
Cc: rcu@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	kernel-team@fb.com, mingo@kernel.org, jiangshanlai@gmail.com,
	dipankar@in.ibm.com, akpm@linux-foundation.org,
	mathieu.desnoyers@efficios.com, josh@joshtriplett.org,
	tglx@linutronix.de, peterz@infradead.org, dhowells@redhat.com,
	edumazet@google.com, fweisbec@gmail.com, oleg@redhat.com,
	joel@joelfernandes.org,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH tip/core/rcu 22/30] rcu: Don't flag non-starting GPs before GP kthread is running
Date: Sat, 15 Feb 2020 03:01:11 -0800
Message-ID: <20200215110111.GZ2935@paulmck-ThinkPad-P72> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20200214225305.48550d6a@oasis.local.home>

On Fri, Feb 14, 2020 at 10:53:05PM -0500, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> On Fri, 14 Feb 2020 15:55:59 -0800
> paulmck@kernel.org wrote:
> 
> > @@ -1252,10 +1252,10 @@ static bool rcu_future_gp_cleanup(struct rcu_node *rnp)
> >   */
> >  static void rcu_gp_kthread_wake(void)
> >  {
> > -	if ((current == rcu_state.gp_kthread &&
> > +	if ((current == READ_ONCE(rcu_state.gp_kthread) &&
> >  	     !in_irq() && !in_serving_softirq()) ||
> >  	    !READ_ONCE(rcu_state.gp_flags) ||
> > -	    !rcu_state.gp_kthread)
> > +	    !READ_ONCE(rcu_state.gp_kthread))
> >  		return;
> 
> This looks buggy. You have two instances of
> READ_ONCE(rcu_state.gp_thread), which means they can be different. Is
> that intentional?

It might well be a bug, but let's see...

The rcu_state.gp_kthread field is initially NULL and transitions only once
to the non-NULL pointer to the RCU grace-period kthread's task_struct
structure.  So yes, this does work, courtesy of the compiler not being
allowed to change the order of READ_ONCE() instances and conherence-order
rules for READ_ONCE() and WRITE_ONCE().

But it would clearly be way better to do just one READ_ONCE() into a
local variable and test that local variable twice.

I will make this change, and thank you for calling my attention to it!

						Thanx, Paul

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Thread overview: 42+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-02-14 23:55 [PATCH tip/core/rcu 0/30] Miscellaneous fixes for v5.7 Paul E. McKenney
2020-02-14 23:55 ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 01/30] nfs: Fix nfs_access_get_cached_rcu() sparse error paulmck
2020-02-14 23:55 ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 02/30] rcu: Warn on for_each_leaf_node_cpu_mask() from non-leaf paulmck
2020-02-14 23:55 ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 03/30] rcu: Fix exp_funnel_lock()/rcu_exp_wait_wake() datarace paulmck
2020-02-14 23:55 ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 04/30] rcu: Provide debug symbols and line numbers in KCSAN runs paulmck
2020-02-14 23:55 ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 05/30] rcu: Add WRITE_ONCE() to rcu_node ->qsmask update paulmck
2020-02-14 23:55 ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 06/30] rcu: Add WRITE_ONCE to rcu_node ->exp_seq_rq store paulmck
2020-02-15  3:47   ` Steven Rostedt
2020-02-15 10:58     ` Paul E. McKenney
2020-02-17 21:11       ` Joel Fernandes
2020-02-17 21:36         ` Paul E. McKenney
2020-02-14 23:55 ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 07/30] rcu: Add READ_ONCE() to rcu_node ->gp_seq paulmck
2020-02-14 23:55 ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 08/30] rcu: Add WRITE_ONCE() to rcu_state ->gp_req_activity paulmck
2020-02-14 23:55 ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 09/30] rcu: Add WRITE_ONCE() to rcu_node ->qsmaskinitnext paulmck
2020-02-14 23:55 ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 10/30] locking/rtmutex: rcu: Add WRITE_ONCE() to rt_mutex ->owner paulmck
2020-02-14 23:55 ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 11/30] rcu: Add READ_ONCE() to rcu_segcblist ->tails[] paulmck
2020-02-14 23:55 ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 12/30] rcu: *_ONCE() for grace-period progress indicators paulmck
2020-02-14 23:55 ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 13/30] rcu: Fix typos in beginning comments paulmck
2020-02-14 23:55 ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 14/30] rcu: Add READ_ONCE() to rcu_data ->gpwrap paulmck
2020-02-14 23:55 ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 15/30] rcu: Add *_ONCE() to rcu_data ->rcu_forced_tick paulmck
2020-02-14 23:55 ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 16/30] rcu: Add *_ONCE() to rcu_node ->boost_kthread_status paulmck
2020-02-14 23:55 ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 17/30] timer: Use hlist_unhashed_lockless() in timer_pending() paulmck
2020-02-14 23:55 ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 18/30] rcu: Remove dead code from rcu_segcblist_insert_pend_cbs() paulmck
2020-02-14 23:55 ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 19/30] rcu: Add WRITE_ONCE() to rcu_state ->gp_start paulmck
2020-02-14 23:55 ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 20/30] rcu: Fix rcu_barrier_callback() race condition paulmck
2020-02-14 23:55 ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 21/30] rculist: Add brackets around cond argument in __list_check_rcu macro paulmck
2020-02-14 23:55 ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 22/30] rcu: Don't flag non-starting GPs before GP kthread is running paulmck
2020-02-15  3:53   ` Steven Rostedt
2020-02-15 11:01     ` Paul E. McKenney [this message]
2020-02-15 13:42       ` Paul E. McKenney
2020-02-17 20:25         ` Steven Rostedt
2020-02-17 22:03           ` Paul E. McKenney
2020-02-17 22:21             ` Steven Rostedt
2020-02-17 23:03               ` Paul E. McKenney
2020-02-14 23:56 ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 23/30] rcu: Add missing annotation for rcu_nocb_bypass_lock() paulmck
2020-02-14 23:56 ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 24/30] rcu/nocb: Add missing annotation for rcu_nocb_bypass_unlock() paulmck
2020-02-14 23:56 ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 25/30] rcu: Optimize and protect atomic_cmpxchg() loop paulmck
2020-02-14 23:56 ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 26/30] rcu: Tighten rcu_lockdep_assert_cblist_protected() check paulmck
2020-02-14 23:56 ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 27/30] rcu: Make nocb_gp_wait() double-check unexpected-callback warning paulmck
2020-02-14 23:56 ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 28/30] rcu: Mark rcu_state.ncpus to detect concurrent writes paulmck
2020-02-14 23:56 ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 29/30] rcu: Mark rcu_state.gp_seq " paulmck
2020-02-14 23:56 ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 30/30] rcu: Make rcu_barrier() account for offline no-CBs CPUs paulmck

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