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

Pablo Neira Ayuso pablo at netfilter.org
Mon Mar 2 12:37:01 UTC 2020


On Wed, Feb 19, 2020 at 03:46:27PM +0530, Amol Grover wrote:
> cn->configs is traversed using list_for_each_entry_rcu
> outside an RCU read-side critical section but under the protection
> of cn->lock.
> 
> Hence, add corresponding lockdep expression to silence false-positive
> warnings, and harden RCU lists.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Amol Grover <frextrite at gmail.com>
> ---
>  net/ipv4/netfilter/ipt_CLUSTERIP.c | 6 ++++--
>  1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/net/ipv4/netfilter/ipt_CLUSTERIP.c b/net/ipv4/netfilter/ipt_CLUSTERIP.c
> index 6bdb1ab8af61..df856ff835b7 100644
> --- a/net/ipv4/netfilter/ipt_CLUSTERIP.c
> +++ b/net/ipv4/netfilter/ipt_CLUSTERIP.c
> @@ -139,7 +139,8 @@ __clusterip_config_find(struct net *net, __be32 clusterip)
>  	struct clusterip_config *c;
>  	struct clusterip_net *cn = clusterip_pernet(net);
>  
> -	list_for_each_entry_rcu(c, &cn->configs, list) {
> +	list_for_each_entry_rcu(c, &cn->configs, list,
> +				lockdep_is_held(&cn->lock)) {

bh is disabled before calling __clusterip_config_find(), then
rcu_read_lock_any_held() evaluates true.

Are you sure this really results in a WARN_ON splat?


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