[PATCH v8 1/5] drm: avoid circular locks in drm_mode_getconnector

Desmond Cheong Zhi Xi desmondcheongzx at gmail.com
Mon Jul 12 04:35:04 UTC 2021


In preparation for a future patch to take a lock on
drm_device.master_mutex inside drm_is_current_master(), we first move
the call to drm_is_current_master() in drm_mode_getconnector out from the
section locked by &dev->mode_config.mutex. This avoids creating a
circular lock dependency.

Failing to avoid this lock dependency produces the following lockdep
splat:

======================================================
WARNING: possible circular locking dependency detected
5.13.0-rc7-CI-CI_DRM_10254+ #1 Not tainted
------------------------------------------------------
kms_frontbuffer/1087 is trying to acquire lock:
ffff88810dcd01a8 (&dev->master_mutex){+.+.}-{3:3}, at: drm_is_current_master+0x1b/0x40
but task is already holding lock:
ffff88810dcd0488 (&dev->mode_config.mutex){+.+.}-{3:3}, at: drm_mode_getconnector+0x1c6/0x4a0
which lock already depends on the new lock.
the existing dependency chain (in reverse order) is:
-> #2 (&dev->mode_config.mutex){+.+.}-{3:3}:
       __mutex_lock+0xab/0x970
       drm_client_modeset_probe+0x22e/0xca0
       __drm_fb_helper_initial_config_and_unlock+0x42/0x540
       intel_fbdev_initial_config+0xf/0x20 [i915]
       async_run_entry_fn+0x28/0x130
       process_one_work+0x26d/0x5c0
       worker_thread+0x37/0x380
       kthread+0x144/0x170
       ret_from_fork+0x1f/0x30
-> #1 (&client->modeset_mutex){+.+.}-{3:3}:
       __mutex_lock+0xab/0x970
       drm_client_modeset_commit_locked+0x1c/0x180
       drm_client_modeset_commit+0x1c/0x40
       __drm_fb_helper_restore_fbdev_mode_unlocked+0x88/0xb0
       drm_fb_helper_set_par+0x34/0x40
       intel_fbdev_set_par+0x11/0x40 [i915]
       fbcon_init+0x270/0x4f0
       visual_init+0xc6/0x130
       do_bind_con_driver+0x1e5/0x2d0
       do_take_over_console+0x10e/0x180
       do_fbcon_takeover+0x53/0xb0
       register_framebuffer+0x22d/0x310
       __drm_fb_helper_initial_config_and_unlock+0x36c/0x540
       intel_fbdev_initial_config+0xf/0x20 [i915]
       async_run_entry_fn+0x28/0x130
       process_one_work+0x26d/0x5c0
       worker_thread+0x37/0x380
       kthread+0x144/0x170
       ret_from_fork+0x1f/0x30
-> #0 (&dev->master_mutex){+.+.}-{3:3}:
       __lock_acquire+0x151e/0x2590
       lock_acquire+0xd1/0x3d0
       __mutex_lock+0xab/0x970
       drm_is_current_master+0x1b/0x40
       drm_mode_getconnector+0x37e/0x4a0
       drm_ioctl_kernel+0xa8/0xf0
       drm_ioctl+0x1e8/0x390
       __x64_sys_ioctl+0x6a/0xa0
       do_syscall_64+0x39/0xb0
       entry_SYSCALL_64_after_hwframe+0x44/0xae
other info that might help us debug this:
Chain exists of: &dev->master_mutex --> &client->modeset_mutex --> &dev->mode_config.mutex
 Possible unsafe locking scenario:
       CPU0                    CPU1
       ----                    ----
  lock(&dev->mode_config.mutex);
                               lock(&client->modeset_mutex);
                               lock(&dev->mode_config.mutex);
  lock(&dev->master_mutex);
*** DEADLOCK ***
1 lock held by kms_frontbuffer/1087:
 #0: ffff88810dcd0488 (&dev->mode_config.mutex){+.+.}-{3:3}, at: drm_mode_getconnector+0x1c6/0x4a0
stack backtrace:
CPU: 7 PID: 1087 Comm: kms_frontbuffer Not tainted 5.13.0-rc7-CI-CI_DRM_10254+ #1
Hardware name: Intel Corporation Ice Lake Client Platform/IceLake U DDR4 SODIMM PD RVP TLC, BIOS ICLSFWR1.R00.3234.A01.1906141750 06/14/2019
Call Trace:
 dump_stack+0x7f/0xad
 check_noncircular+0x12e/0x150
 __lock_acquire+0x151e/0x2590
 lock_acquire+0xd1/0x3d0
 __mutex_lock+0xab/0x970
 drm_is_current_master+0x1b/0x40
 drm_mode_getconnector+0x37e/0x4a0
 drm_ioctl_kernel+0xa8/0xf0
 drm_ioctl+0x1e8/0x390
 __x64_sys_ioctl+0x6a/0xa0
 do_syscall_64+0x39/0xb0
 entry_SYSCALL_64_after_hwframe+0x44/0xae

Reported-by: Daniel Vetter <daniel.vetter at ffwll.ch>
Signed-off-by: Desmond Cheong Zhi Xi <desmondcheongzx at gmail.com>
Reviewed-by: Emil Velikov <emil.l.velikov at gmail.com>
---
 drivers/gpu/drm/drm_connector.c | 5 ++++-
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_connector.c b/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_connector.c
index da39e7ff6965..2ba257b1ae20 100644
--- a/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_connector.c
+++ b/drivers/gpu/drm/drm_connector.c
@@ -2414,6 +2414,7 @@ int drm_mode_getconnector(struct drm_device *dev, void *data,
 	struct drm_mode_modeinfo u_mode;
 	struct drm_mode_modeinfo __user *mode_ptr;
 	uint32_t __user *encoder_ptr;
+	bool is_current_master;
 
 	if (!drm_core_check_feature(dev, DRIVER_MODESET))
 		return -EOPNOTSUPP;
@@ -2444,9 +2445,11 @@ int drm_mode_getconnector(struct drm_device *dev, void *data,
 	out_resp->connector_type = connector->connector_type;
 	out_resp->connector_type_id = connector->connector_type_id;
 
+	is_current_master = drm_is_current_master(file_priv);
+
 	mutex_lock(&dev->mode_config.mutex);
 	if (out_resp->count_modes == 0) {
-		if (drm_is_current_master(file_priv))
+		if (is_current_master)
 			connector->funcs->fill_modes(connector,
 						     dev->mode_config.max_width,
 						     dev->mode_config.max_height);
-- 
2.25.1



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