Re: of_node_put() usage is buggy all over drivers/of/base.c?!
From: Vladimir Oltean
Date: Mon Aug 16 2021 - 10:46:32 EST
On Mon, Aug 16, 2021 at 09:33:03AM -0500, Frank Rowand wrote:
> Hi Vladimir,
> On 8/13/21 8:01 PM, Vladimir Oltean wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I was debugging an RCU stall which happened during the probing of a
> > driver. Activating lock debugging, I see:
> I took a quick look at sja1105_mdiobus_register() in v5.14-rc1 and v5.14-rc6.
> Looking at the following stack trace, I did not see any calls to
> of_find_compatible_node() in sja1105_mdiobus_register(). I am
> guessing that maybe there is an inlined function that calls
> of_find_compatible_node(). This would likely be either
> sja1105_mdiobus_base_tx_register() or sja1105_mdioux_base_t1_register().
Yes, it is sja1105_mdiobus_base_t1_register which is inlined.
> > [ 101.710694] BUG: sleeping function called from invalid context at kernel/locking/mutex.c:938
> > [ 101.719119] in_atomic(): 1, irqs_disabled(): 128, non_block: 0, pid: 1534, name: sh
> > [ 101.726763] INFO: lockdep is turned off.
> > [ 101.730674] irq event stamp: 0
> > [ 101.733716] hardirqs last enabled at (0): [<0000000000000000>] 0x0
> > [ 101.739973] hardirqs last disabled at (0): [<ffffd3ebecb10120>] copy_process+0xa78/0x1a98
> > [ 101.748146] softirqs last enabled at (0): [<ffffd3ebecb10120>] copy_process+0xa78/0x1a98
> > [ 101.756313] softirqs last disabled at (0): [<0000000000000000>] 0x0
> > [ 101.762569] CPU: 4 PID: 1534 Comm: sh Not tainted 5.14.0-rc5+ #272
> > [ 101.774558] Call trace:
> > [ 101.794734] __might_sleep+0x50/0x88
> > [ 101.798297] __mutex_lock+0x60/0x938
> > [ 101.801863] mutex_lock_nested+0x38/0x50
> > [ 101.805775] kernfs_remove+0x2c/0x50 <---- this takes mutex_lock(&kernfs_mutex);
> > [ 101.809341] sysfs_remove_dir+0x54/0x70
> The __kobject_del() occurs only if the refcount on the node
> becomes zero. This should never be true when of_find_compatible_node()
> calls of_node_put() unless a "from" node is passed to of_find_compatible_node().
I figured that was the assumption, that the of_node_put would never
trigger a sysfs file / kobject deletion from there.
> In both sja1105_mdiobus_base_tx_register() and sja1105_mdioux_base_t1_register()
> a from node ("mdio") is passed to of_find_compatible_node() without first doing an
> of_node_get(mdio). If you add the of_node_get() calls the problem should be fixed.
The answer seems simple enough, but stupid question, but why does
of_find_compatible_node call of_node_put on "from" in the first place?