Re: call_rcu from trace_preempt
From: Steven Rostedt
Date: Tue Jun 16 2015 - 14:58:00 EST
On Tue, 16 Jun 2015 10:39:42 -0700
"Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > >>If rcu_is_watching() and __rcu_is_watching() are both marked as
> > >>notrace, it makes sense to use preempt_disable/enable_notrace() as it
> > >>otherwise defeats the purpose of the notrace markers on rcu_is_watching.
> And __rcu_is_watching() is marked notrace as well.
Isn't that what I said?
> > >>That is regardless of what the rest of this thread is about.
> > >
> > >Good enough! Alexei, are you OK with my adding your Signed-off-by
> > >to the above patch?
> > sure.
> > Signed-off-by: Alexei Starovoitov <ast@xxxxxxxxxx>
> > >(Still not sold on reentrant call_rcu() and
> > >kfree_rcu(), but getting notrace set up correctly is worthwhile.)
> > I'm not sold on it either. So far trying to understand
> > all consequences.
> Here is the updated patch. Steven, I added your "Acked-by" based
> on your positive comments above, please let me know if you would
> like me to remove it.
I'm fine with it. But doesn't Acked-by go above Signed-off-by?
> Thanx, Paul
> commit 9611f225d383a2edbdf74ca7f00c8d0b1e56dc45
> Author: Alexei Starovoitov <ast@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Tue Jun 16 10:35:18 2015 -0700
> rcu: Make rcu_is_watching() really notrace
> Although rcu_is_watching() is marked notrace, it invokes preempt_disable()
> and preempt_enable(), both of which can be traced. This defeats the
> purpose of the notrace on rcu_is_watching(), so this commit substitutes
> preempt_disable_notrace() and preempt_enable_notrace().
> Signed-off-by: Alexei Starovoitov <ast@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Acked-by: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> diff --git a/kernel/rcu/tree.c b/kernel/rcu/tree.c
> index fc0385380e97..c844ef3c2fae 100644
> --- a/kernel/rcu/tree.c
> +++ b/kernel/rcu/tree.c
> @@ -973,9 +973,9 @@ bool notrace rcu_is_watching(void)
> bool ret;
> - preempt_disable();
> + preempt_disable_notrace();
> ret = __rcu_is_watching();
> - preempt_enable();
> + preempt_enable_notrace();
> return ret;
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