Re: [PATCH net-next] devlink: Require devlink lock during device reload
From: Leon Romanovsky
Date: Wed Nov 17 2021 - 09:16:13 EST
On Tue, Nov 16, 2021 at 08:44:42AM -0400, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 16, 2021 at 07:57:09AM +0100, Jiri Pirko wrote:
> > >There is only one place in the entire kernel calling the per-ns
> > >register_netdevice_notifier_dev_net() and it is burred inside another
> > >part of mlx5 for some reason..
> > Yep. I added it there to solve this deadlock.
> I wonder how it can work safely inside a driver, since when are
> drivers NS aware?
> uplink_priv->bond->nb.notifier_call = mlx5e_rep_esw_bond_netevent;
> ret = register_netdevice_notifier_dev_net(netdev,
> Doesn't that just loose events when the user moves netdev to another
I don't think so, it looks like holding rtnl_lock is enough.
However, we need all events and not NS-specific ones and it maybe solves
the deadlock, but doesn't solve our issue.
BTW, this makes me wonder how commit 554873e51711 ("net: Do not take net_rwsem in __rtnl_link_unregister()")
aligns with the comment near pernet_ops_rwsem and explode usage in other
58 * pernet_ops_rwsem: protects: pernet_list, net_generic_ids,
59 * init_net_initialized and first_device pointer.
60 * This is internal net namespace object. Please, don't use it
61 * outside.