[Linux-kernel-mentees] [PATCH] rculist: Add brackets around cond argument in __list_check_rcu macro

Amol Grover frextrite at gmail.com
Sat Jan 18 16:54:18 UTC 2020


Passing a complex lockdep condition to __list_check_rcu results
in false positive lockdep splat due to incorrect expression
evaluation.

For example, a lockdep check condition `cond1 || cond2` is
evaluated as `!cond1 || cond2 && !rcu_read_lock_any_held()`
which, according to operator precedence, evaluates to
`!cond1 || (cond2 && !rcu_read_lock_any_held())`.
This would result in a lockdep splat when cond1 is false
and cond2 is true which is logically incorrect.

Signed-off-by: Amol Grover <frextrite at gmail.com>
---
 include/linux/rculist.h | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/include/linux/rculist.h b/include/linux/rculist.h
index 4158b7212936..dce491f0b354 100644
--- a/include/linux/rculist.h
+++ b/include/linux/rculist.h
@@ -50,9 +50,9 @@ static inline void INIT_LIST_HEAD_RCU(struct list_head *list)
 #define __list_check_rcu(dummy, cond, extra...)				\
 	({								\
 	check_arg_count_one(extra);					\
-	RCU_LOCKDEP_WARN(!cond && !rcu_read_lock_any_held(),		\
+	RCU_LOCKDEP_WARN(!(cond) && !rcu_read_lock_any_held(),		\
 			 "RCU-list traversed in non-reader section!");	\
-	 })
+	})
 #else
 #define __list_check_rcu(dummy, cond, extra...)				\
 	({ check_arg_count_one(extra); })
-- 
2.24.1



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