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[bpf-next,v5,09/19] thunderx: remove rcu_read_lock() around XDP program invocation

Message ID 20210624160609.292325-10-toke@redhat.com (mailing list archive)
State New, archived
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Toke Høiland-Jørgensen June 24, 2021, 4:05 p.m. UTC
The thunderx driver has rcu_read_lock()/rcu_read_unlock() pairs around XDP
program invocations. However, the actual lifetime of the objects referred
by the XDP program invocation is longer, all the way through to the call to
xdp_do_flush(), making the scope of the rcu_read_lock() too small. This
turns out to be harmless because it all happens in a single NAPI poll
cycle (and thus under local_bh_disable()), but it makes the rcu_read_lock()

Rather than extend the scope of the rcu_read_lock(), just get rid of it
entirely. With the addition of RCU annotations to the XDP_REDIRECT map
types that take bh execution into account, lockdep even understands this to
be safe, so there's really no reason to keep it around.

Cc: Sunil Goutham <sgoutham@marvell.com>
Cc: linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org
Signed-off-by: Toke Høiland-Jørgensen <toke@redhat.com>
 drivers/net/ethernet/cavium/thunder/nicvf_main.c | 2 --
 1 file changed, 2 deletions(-)
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diff --git a/drivers/net/ethernet/cavium/thunder/nicvf_main.c b/drivers/net/ethernet/cavium/thunder/nicvf_main.c
index c33b4e837515..e2b290135fd9 100644
--- a/drivers/net/ethernet/cavium/thunder/nicvf_main.c
+++ b/drivers/net/ethernet/cavium/thunder/nicvf_main.c
@@ -555,9 +555,7 @@  static inline bool nicvf_xdp_rx(struct nicvf *nic, struct bpf_prog *prog,
 	xdp_prepare_buff(&xdp, hard_start, data - hard_start, len, false);
 	orig_data = xdp.data;
-	rcu_read_lock();
 	action = bpf_prog_run_xdp(prog, &xdp);
-	rcu_read_unlock();
 	len = xdp.data_end - xdp.data;
 	/* Check if XDP program has changed headers */