Re: [PATCH] sched: Use RCU read lock on all calls to dl_bw_of()

From: Peter Zijlstra
Date: Mon Sep 29 2014 - 13:00:32 EST

On Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 06:54:18PM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 08:43:47PM +0400, Kirill Tkhai wrote:
> > Thanks for your report. It looks like your fix is not enough, because
> > we check for rcu_read_lock_sched_held() in dl_bw_of(). It still warns
> > even if rcu_read_lock() is held.
> >
> > I used rcu_read_lock_sched_held() because we free root_domain using
> > call_rcu_sched(). So, it's necessary to held rcu_read_lock_sched(),
> > and my initial commit has this problem too.
> >
> > It looks like we should fix it in a way like this:
> >
> > [PATCH]sched: Use dl_bw_of() under rcu_read_lock_sched()
> >
> > rq->rd is freed using call_rcu_sched(), and it's accessed with preemption
> > disabled in the most cases.
> >
> > So in other places we should use rcu_read_lock_sched() to access it to fit
> > the scheme:
> >
> > rcu_read_lock_sched() or preempt_disable() <==> call_rcu_sched().
> Hmm, sad that. I cannot remember why that is rcu_sched, I suspect
> because we rely on it someplace but I cannot remember where.
> We could of course do a double take on that and use call_rcu after
> call_rcu_sched(), such that either or both are sufficient.
> I would very much prefer not to add extra preempt_disable()s if
> possible.

Ah wait, if we simply move that preempt_disable() inside the
for_each_cpu() loop there's no harm done. Having them outside is painful
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