Re: BPF: unbounded bpf_map_free_deferred problem

From: Cong Wang
Date: Fri Jan 22 2021 - 22:29:02 EST

On Fri, Jan 22, 2021 at 4:42 PM Tetsuo Handa
<penguin-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hello, BPF developers.
> Alexey Kardashevskiy is reporting that system_wq gets stuck due to flooding of
> unbounded bpf_map_free_deferred work. Use of WQ_MEM_RECLAIM | WQ_HIGHPRI | WQ_UNBOUND
> workqueue did not solve this problem. Is it possible that a refcount leak somewhere
> preventing bpf_map_free_deferred from completing? Please see
> .

Which map does the reproducer create? And where exactly do
those work block on?

Different map->ops->map_free() waits for different reasons,
for example, htab_map_free() waits for flying htab_elem_free_rcu().
I can't immediately see how they could wait for each other, if this
is what you meant above.