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From: "Uladzislau Rezki (Sony)" <urezki@gmail.com>
To: LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	"Paul E . McKenney" <paulmck@kernel.org>,
	Joel Fernandes <joel@joelfernandes.org>
Cc: RCU <rcu@vger.kernel.org>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Uladzislau Rezki <urezki@gmail.com>,
	Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>,
	Oleksiy Avramchenko <oleksiy.avramchenko@sonymobile.com>
Subject: [PATCH 0/7] Headless support in the kvfree_rcu()
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 12:36:14 +0100
Message-ID: <20200323113621.12048-1-urezki@gmail.com> (raw)

We had some discussions about having possibility to kvfree() an
object that does not contain any rcu_head inside its allocated
memory. Basically to have a simple interface like:

    void *ptr = kvmalloc(some_bytes, GFP_KERNEL);
        if (ptr)

For example, please have a look at recent ext4 topic

due to lack of the interface that is in question, the
ext4 specific workaround has been introduced to kvfree()
after a grace period:

void ext4_kvfree_array_rcu(void *to_free)
	struct ext4_rcu_ptr *ptr = kzalloc(sizeof(*ptr), GFP_KERNEL);

	if (ptr) {
		ptr->ptr = to_free;
		call_rcu(&ptr->rcu, ext4_rcu_ptr_callback);

Also, as Joel Fernandes mentioned and proposed we also
can have kfree_rcu() headless variant. Actually with this
series it is capable of doing that, but there is missing
one thing. The kfree_rcu() macro is eligible to be called
with two arguments only. So it should be updated similar
way as it has been done for kvfree_rcu().

In that case we can update many places in the kernel where
people do not embed the rcu_head into their stuctures for
some reason and do like:


urezki@pc636:~/data/ssd/coding/linux-rcu$ find ./ -name "*.c" | xargs grep -C 1 -rn "synchronize_rcu" | grep kfree
./arch/x86/mm/mmio-mod.c-314-           kfree(found_trace);
./kernel/module.c-3910- kfree(mod->args);
./kernel/trace/ftrace.c-5078-                   kfree(direct);
./kernel/trace/ftrace.c-5155-                   kfree(direct);
./kernel/trace/trace_probe.c-1087-      kfree(link);
./fs/nfs/sysfs.c-113-           kfree(old);
./fs/ext4/super.c-1701- kfree(old_qname);
./net/ipv4/gre.mod.c-36-        { 0xfc3fcca2, "kfree_skb" },
./net/core/sysctl_net_core.c-143-                               kfree(cur);
./drivers/crypto/nx/nx-842-pseries.c-1010-      kfree(old_devdata);
./drivers/misc/vmw_vmci/vmci_context.c-692-             kfree(notifier);
./drivers/misc/vmw_vmci/vmci_event.c-213-       kfree(s);
./drivers/infiniband/core/device.c:2162:                         * synchronize_rcu before the netdev is kfreed, so we
./drivers/infiniband/hw/hfi1/sdma.c-1337-       kfree(dd->per_sdma);
./drivers/net/ethernet/myricom/myri10ge/myri10ge.c-3582-        kfree(mgp->ss);
./drivers/net/ethernet/myricom/myri10ge/myri10ge.mod.c-156-     { 0x37a0cba, "kfree" },
./drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlx5/core/fpga/tls.c:286:       synchronize_rcu(); /* before kfree(flow) */
./drivers/net/ethernet/mellanox/mlxsw/core.c-1504-      kfree(rxl_item);
./drivers/net/ethernet/chelsio/cxgb4/cxgb4_main.c-6648- kfree(adapter->mbox_log);
./drivers/net/ethernet/chelsio/cxgb4/cxgb4_main.c-6650- kfree(adapter);
./drivers/block/drbd/drbd_receiver.c-3804-      kfree(old_net_conf);
./drivers/block/drbd/drbd_receiver.c-4176-                      kfree(old_disk_conf);
./drivers/block/drbd/drbd_state.c-2074-         kfree(old_conf);
./drivers/block/drbd/drbd_nl.c-1689-    kfree(old_disk_conf);
./drivers/block/drbd/drbd_nl.c-2522-    kfree(old_net_conf);
./drivers/block/drbd/drbd_nl.c-2935-            kfree(old_disk_conf);
./drivers/mfd/dln2.c-178-               kfree(i);
./drivers/staging/fwserial/fwserial.c-2122-     kfree(peer);

Uladzislau Rezki (Sony) (7):
  rcu/tree: simplify KFREE_BULK_MAX_ENTR macro
  rcu/tree: maintain separate array for vmalloc ptrs
  rcu/tree: introduce expedited_drain flag
  rcu/tree: support reclaim for head-less object
  rcu/tiny: move kvfree_call_rcu() out of header
  rcu/tiny: support reclaim for head-less object
  rcu: support headless variant in the kvfree_rcu()

 include/linux/rcupdate.h |  38 ++++-
 include/linux/rcutiny.h  |   6 +-
 kernel/rcu/tiny.c        | 161 +++++++++++++++++++++
 kernel/rcu/tree.c        | 294 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-----------
 4 files changed, 407 insertions(+), 92 deletions(-)


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Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-03-23 11:36 Uladzislau Rezki (Sony) [this message]
2020-03-23 11:36 ` [PATCH 1/7] rcu/tree: simplify KFREE_BULK_MAX_ENTR macro Uladzislau Rezki (Sony)
2020-03-23 11:36 ` [PATCH 2/7] rcu/tree: maintain separate array for vmalloc ptrs Uladzislau Rezki (Sony)
2020-03-23 11:36 ` [PATCH 3/7] rcu/tree: introduce expedited_drain flag Uladzislau Rezki (Sony)
2020-03-23 11:36 ` [PATCH 4/7] rcu/tree: support reclaim for head-less object Uladzislau Rezki (Sony)
2020-03-29 22:56   ` Joel Fernandes
2020-03-30 12:48     ` Uladzislau Rezki
2020-03-23 11:36 ` [PATCH 5/7] rcu/tiny: move kvfree_call_rcu() out of header Uladzislau Rezki (Sony)
2020-03-23 11:36 ` [PATCH 6/7] rcu/tiny: support reclaim for head-less object Uladzislau Rezki (Sony)
2020-03-30  0:56   ` Joel Fernandes
2020-03-30 14:42     ` Uladzislau Rezki
2020-03-23 11:36 ` [PATCH 7/7] rcu: support headless variant in the kvfree_rcu() Uladzislau Rezki (Sony)

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