Re: Lockdep warning when using REGCACHE_RBTREE
From: Peter Zijlstra
Date: Fri Jan 15 2016 - 04:45:54 EST
On Thu, Jan 14, 2016 at 02:30:50PM -0800, Stefan Agner wrote:
> Hi Mark,
> I currently work on the DCU DRM driver (drivers/gpu/drm/fsl-dcu/) on a
> Linux 4.4 kernel. With CONFIG_LOCKDEP enabled I get the following
> warning on startup:
> [ 1.327284] ------------[ cut here ]------------
> [ 1.332010] WARNING: CPU: 0 PID: 1 at kernel/locking/lockdep.c:2755 lockdep_trace_alloc+0x120/0x124()
> [ 1.341358] DEBUG_LOCKS_WARN_ON(irqs_disabled_flags(flags))
> [ 1.521744] [<80375308>] (_regmap_write) from [<80376760>] (regmap_write+0x48/0x68)
> [ 1.535348] [<80376718>] (regmap_write) from [<803538e8>] (fsl_dcu_drm_crtc_create+0x98/0xe8)
> [ 1.549824] [<80353850>] (fsl_dcu_drm_crtc_create) from [<80352df0>] (fsl_dcu_drm_modeset_init+0x5c/0xfc)
> The comment in __lockdep_trace_alloc says:
> "Oi! Can't be having __GFP_FS allocations with IRQs disabled.".
So _regmap_write() does: map->lock(map->lock_arg)
Which isn't very enlightening, since that can be a mutex or a spinlock,
the above strongly suggests spinlock though.
Looking at __regmap_init(), this seems to depend on:
(bus && bus->fast_io) || config->fast_io
now, afaict, regmap_mmio is used in this case, which has .fast_io =
So yeah, fail.