Re: [PATCH v2] netfilter: nf_conntrack: use safer way to lock all buckets

From: Florian Westphal
Date: Thu Jan 14 2016 - 12:29:40 EST

Sasha Levin <sasha.levin@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> When we need to lock all buckets in the connection hashtable we'd attempt to
> lock 1024 spinlocks, which is way more preemption levels than supported by
> the kernel. Furthermore, this behavior was hidden by checking if lockdep is
> enabled, and if it was - use only 8 buckets(!).
> Fix this by using a global lock and synchronize all buckets on it when we
> need to lock them all. This is pretty heavyweight, but is only done when we
> need to resize the hashtable, and that doesn't happen often enough (or at all).
> diff --git a/net/netfilter/nf_conntrack_core.c b/net/netfilter/nf_conntrack_core.c
> index 3cb3cb8..4ccf5ad 100644
> --- a/net/netfilter/nf_conntrack_core.c
> +++ b/net/netfilter/nf_conntrack_core.c
> @@ -66,6 +66,21 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(nf_conntrack_locks);
> __cacheline_aligned_in_smp DEFINE_SPINLOCK(nf_conntrack_expect_lock);
> EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(nf_conntrack_expect_lock);
> +spinlock_t nf_conntrack_locks_all_lock;
> +bool nf_conntrack_locks_all;

warning: symbol 'nf_conntrack_locks_all_lock' was not declared. Should it be static?
warning: symbol 'nf_conntrack_locks_all' was not declared. Should it be static?

> +void nf_conntrack_lock(spinlock_t *lock)


It avoids 'context imbalance in 'nf_conntrack_lock' - wrong count at exit'
sparse error.

Other than that this looks good, thanks.