[PATCH v8 0/3] Introduce RCU string API

From: Omar Sandoval
Date: Sun Dec 07 2014 - 22:42:00 EST

This patch series on top of v3.18 introduces the RCU string API and cleans up
the wreckage of sparse warnings which follow from it (shown here from when the
patch was briefly in the btrfs integration tree):

On Thu, Nov 27, 2014 at 06:45:20AM +0800, kbuild test robot wrote:
> tree: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/mason/linux-btrfs.git integration
> head: c7a37618b60026121255c69e042d74ae5631470c
> commit: 37aad79d90a0cbf82a5eda62dfe3af4241f5aca3 [38/39] Move BTRFS RCU string to common library
> reproduce:
> # apt-get install sparse
> git checkout 37aad79d90a0cbf82a5eda62dfe3af4241f5aca3
> make ARCH=x86_64 allmodconfig
> make C=1 CF=-D__CHECK_ENDIAN__
> sparse warnings: (new ones prefixed by >>)
> >> fs/btrfs/check-integrity.c:848:25: sparse: incorrect type in argument 1 (different address spaces)
> fs/btrfs/check-integrity.c:848:25: expected struct rcu_string [noderef] <asn:4>*rcu_str
> fs/btrfs/check-integrity.c:848:25: got struct rcu_string *name

Version 8 combines the original patch with another patch series I posted to fix
these warnings, which fixes the botched __rcu annotations that caused some of
the warnings and refactors the existing uses of rcustring to get rid of the

It'd be nice to see this squeeze in the merge window.


v8: Get the __rcu annotations right, clean up RCU string-related sparse noise
v7: Add arguments to kernel doc for printk wrappers, use ##__VA_ARGS
v6: Add header dependencies to rcustring.h
v5: Rebase against v3.18-rc3
v4: Don't return anything from the printk wrappers on the assumption that
printk will return void someday
v3: Add __rcu annotation to relevant functions, add Paul's ack and Josh's

Omar Sandoval (3):
Move BTRFS RCU string to common library
btrfs: refactor btrfs_device->name updates
btrfs: fix suspicious RCU in BTRFS_IOC_DEV_INFO

fs/btrfs/check-integrity.c | 6 +--
fs/btrfs/dev-replace.c | 19 ++++----
fs/btrfs/disk-io.c | 6 +--
fs/btrfs/extent_io.c | 4 +-
fs/btrfs/ioctl.c | 14 +++---
fs/btrfs/raid56.c | 2 +-
fs/btrfs/rcu-string.h | 56 ------------------------
fs/btrfs/scrub.c | 15 ++++---
fs/btrfs/super.c | 2 +-
fs/btrfs/volumes.c | 107 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++---------------
fs/btrfs/volumes.h | 2 +-
include/linux/rcustring.h | 97 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
12 files changed, 204 insertions(+), 126 deletions(-)
delete mode 100644 fs/btrfs/rcu-string.h
create mode 100644 include/linux/rcustring.h


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