[PATCH 2/9] x86/amd-iommu: Introduce global dev_data_list

Roedel, Joerg Joerg.Roedel at amd.com
Sat Jun 11 03:27:54 PDT 2011


On Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 01:36:04PM -0400, Chris Wright wrote:
> * Joerg Roedel (joerg.roedel at amd.com) wrote:
> > +static struct iommu_dev_data *alloc_dev_data(void)
> > +{
> > +	struct iommu_dev_data *dev_data;
> > +	unsigned long flags;
> > +
> > +	dev_data = kzalloc(sizeof(*dev_data), GFP_KERNEL);
> > +	if (!dev_data)
> > +		return NULL;
> > +
> > +	atomic_set(&dev_data->bind, 0);
> > +
> > +	spin_lock_irqsave(&dev_data_list_lock, flags);
> > +	list_add_tail(&dev_data->dev_data_list, &dev_data_list);
> > +	spin_unlock_irqrestore(&dev_data_list_lock, flags);
> 
> Globally visible but only paritially initiailized.  I didn't see any, but
> would this ever cause an issue?

I don't think so. Everything allocated here goes into iommu_init_device
where the alias-part of the struct is initialized. As long as this is
the only place that calls find_dev_data everything is fine.

> > +static void free_dev_data(struct iommu_dev_data *dev_data)
> > +{
> > +	unsigned long flags;
> > +
> > +	spin_lock_irqsave(&dev_data_list_lock, flags);
> > +	list_del(&dev_data->dev_data_list);
> > +	spin_unlock_irqrestore(&dev_data_list_lock, flags);
> > +
> > +	kfree(dev_data);
> <snip>
> > +	/* Free all of our dev_data structures */
> > +	list_for_each_entry_safe(dev_data, n, &dev_data_list, dev_data_list)
> > +		free_dev_data(dev_data);
> 
> Given that it's not actually contended in early init, should be fine...but
> typically full list traversal would be protected by lock rather than
> repeatedly acquiring and releasing the lock.

Well, the lock shouldn't be necessary here at all. This function is
called in the error-path to clean up. Otherwise the dev_data structures
are never freed, so the lock can probably be removed from free_dev_data.

	Joerg

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