Re: [PATCH 10/10] Replace tasklets with workqueues

From: Jason Gunthorpe
Date: Thu Jul 25 2019 - 14:50:09 EST

On Thu, Jul 25, 2019 at 04:36:20PM +0200, Maksym Planeta wrote:
> Is this one better?
> Replace tasklets with workqueues in rxe driver. The reason for this
> replacement is that tasklets are supposed to run atomically, although the
> actual code may block.
> Modify the SKB destructor for outgoing SKB's to schedule QP tasks only if
> the QP is not destroyed itself.
> Add a variable "pending_skb_down" to ensure that reference counting for a QP
> is decremented only when QP access related to this skb is over.
> Separate part of pool element cleanup code to allow this code to be called
> in the very end of cleanup, even if some of cleanup is scheduled for
> asynchronous execution. Example, when it was happening is destructor for a
> QP.
> Disallow calling of task functions "directly". This allows to simplify logic
> inside rxe_task.c
> Schedule rxe_qp_do_cleanup onto high-priority system workqueue, because this
> function can be scheduled from normal system workqueue.
> Before destroying a QP, wait until all references to this QP are gone.
> Previously the problem was that outgoing SKBs could be freed after the QP
> these SKBs refer to is destroyed.
> Add blocking rxe_run_task to replace __rxe_do_task that was calling task
> function directly.

Mostly but it would also be good to describe the use after free and
races more specifically