[Linux-kernel-mentees] [PATCH] netfilter: ipset: Pass lockdep expression to RCU lists

Amol Grover frextrite at gmail.com
Mon Apr 6 07:06:12 UTC 2020


On Sun, Feb 16, 2020 at 10:56:54PM +0530, Amol Grover wrote:
> ip_set_type_list is traversed using list_for_each_entry_rcu
> outside an RCU read-side critical section but under the protection
> of ip_set_type_mutex.
> 
> Hence, add corresponding lockdep expression to silence false-positive
> warnings, and harden RCU lists.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Amol Grover <frextrite at gmail.com>
> ---

Hi David

Could you please go through this patch aswell? This patch was directed to 
preemptively fix the _suspicious RCU usage_ warning which is now also
being reported by Kernel Test Robot.

[   11.654186] =============================
[   11.654619] WARNING: suspicious RCU usage
[   11.655022] 5.6.0-rc1-00179-gdb4ead2cd5253 #1 Not tainted
[   11.655583] -----------------------------
[   11.656001] net/netfilter/ipset/ip_set_core.c:89 RCU-list traversed in non-reader section!!

Thanks
Amol

>  net/netfilter/ipset/ip_set_core.c | 3 ++-
>  1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> 
> diff --git a/net/netfilter/ipset/ip_set_core.c b/net/netfilter/ipset/ip_set_core.c
> index cf895bc80871..97c851589160 100644
> --- a/net/netfilter/ipset/ip_set_core.c
> +++ b/net/netfilter/ipset/ip_set_core.c
> @@ -86,7 +86,8 @@ find_set_type(const char *name, u8 family, u8 revision)
>  {
>  	struct ip_set_type *type;
>  
> -	list_for_each_entry_rcu(type, &ip_set_type_list, list)
> +	list_for_each_entry_rcu(type, &ip_set_type_list, list,
> +				lockdep_is_held(&ip_set_type_mutex))
>  		if (STRNCMP(type->name, name) &&
>  		    (type->family == family ||
>  		     type->family == NFPROTO_UNSPEC) &&
> -- 
> 2.24.1
> 


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