tree/tiny rcu: Add debug RCU head objects
authorMathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@efficios.com>
Sat, 17 Apr 2010 12:48:42 +0000 (08:48 -0400)
committerPaul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Mon, 14 Jun 2010 23:37:26 +0000 (16:37 -0700)
commit551d55a944b143ef26fbd482d1c463199d6f65cf
tree6911d3f8e8719ba5ca43c83acdf87cbc8276d7d1
parent875352c94224c88f5aa28cb77206f993bd31b7a2
tree/tiny rcu: Add debug RCU head objects

Helps finding racy users of call_rcu(), which results in hangs because list
entries are overwritten and/or skipped.

Changelog since v4:
- Bissectability is now OK
- Now generate a WARN_ON_ONCE() for non-initialized rcu_head passed to
  call_rcu(). Statically initialized objects are detected with
  object_is_static().
- Rename rcu_head_init_on_stack to init_rcu_head_on_stack.
- Remove init_rcu_head() completely.

Changelog since v3:
- Include comments from Lai Jiangshan

This new patch version is based on the debugobjects with the newly introduced
"active state" tracker.

Non-initialized entries are all considered as "statically initialized". An
activation fixup (triggered by call_rcu()) takes care of performing the debug
object initialization without issuing any warning. Since we cannot increase the
size of struct rcu_head, I don't see much room to put an identifier for
statically initialized rcu_head structures. So for now, we have to live without
"activation without explicit init" detection. But the main purpose of this debug
option is to detect double-activations (double call_rcu() use of a rcu_head
before the callback is executed), which is correctly addressed here.

This also detects potential internal RCU callback corruption, which would cause
the callbacks to be executed twice.

Signed-off-by: Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@efficios.com>
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Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Reviewed-by: Lai Jiangshan <laijs@cn.fujitsu.com>
include/linux/rcupdate.h
kernel/rcupdate.c
kernel/rcutiny.c
kernel/rcutree.c
lib/Kconfig.debug