Re: [PATCH v1] ACPI / scan: Acquire device_hotplug_lock in acpi_scan_init()
From: Michal Hocko
Date: Thu Jul 25 2019 - 14:06:51 EST
On Thu 25-07-19 15:05:02, David Hildenbrand wrote:
> On 25.07.19 14:56, Michal Hocko wrote:
> > On Wed 24-07-19 16:30:17, David Hildenbrand wrote:
> >> We end up calling __add_memory() without the device hotplug lock held.
> >> (I used a local patch to assert in __add_memory() that the
> >> device_hotplug_lock is held - I might upstream that as well soon)
> >> [ 26.771684] create_memory_block_devices+0xa4/0x140
> >> [ 26.772952] add_memory_resource+0xde/0x200
> >> [ 26.773987] __add_memory+0x6e/0xa0
> >> [ 26.775161] acpi_memory_device_add+0x149/0x2b0
> >> [ 26.776263] acpi_bus_attach+0xf1/0x1f0
> >> [ 26.777247] acpi_bus_attach+0x66/0x1f0
> >> [ 26.778268] acpi_bus_attach+0x66/0x1f0
> >> [ 26.779073] acpi_bus_attach+0x66/0x1f0
> >> [ 26.780143] acpi_bus_scan+0x3e/0x90
> >> [ 26.780844] acpi_scan_init+0x109/0x257
> >> [ 26.781638] acpi_init+0x2ab/0x30d
> >> [ 26.782248] do_one_initcall+0x58/0x2cf
> >> [ 26.783181] kernel_init_freeable+0x1bd/0x247
> >> [ 26.784345] kernel_init+0x5/0xf1
> >> [ 26.785314] ret_from_fork+0x3a/0x50
> >> So perform the locking just like in acpi_device_hotplug().
> > While playing with the device_hotplug_lock, can we actually document
> > what it is protecting please? I have a bad feeling that we are adding
> > this lock just because some other code path does rather than with a good
> > idea why it is needed. This patch just confirms that. What exactly does
> > the lock protect from here in an early boot stage.
> We have plenty of documentation already
> git grep -C5 device_hotplug mm/memory_hotplug.c
> Also see
OK, fair enough. I was more pointing to a documentation right there
where the lock is declared because that is the place where people
usually check for documentation. The core-api documentation looks quite
nice. And based on that doc it seems that this patch is actually not
needed because neither the online/offline or cpu hotplug should be
possible that early unless I am missing something.
> Regarding the early stage: primarily lockdep as I mentioned.
Could you add a lockdep splat that would be fixed by this patch to the
changelog for reference?