2021-02-10 10:01:12

by Alexander Lochmann

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Subject: [PATCH 1/2] Updated locking documentation for transaction_t

Some members of transaction_t are allowed to be read without
any lock being held if consistency doesn't matter.
Based on LockDoc's findings, we extended the locking
documentation of those members.
Each one of them is marked with a short comment:
"no lock for quick racy checks".

Signed-off-by: Alexander Lochmann <[email protected]>
Signed-off-by: Horst Schirmeier <[email protected]>
---
include/linux/jbd2.h | 8 ++++----
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/include/linux/jbd2.h b/include/linux/jbd2.h
index 99d3cd051ac3..18f77d9b1745 100644
--- a/include/linux/jbd2.h
+++ b/include/linux/jbd2.h
@@ -594,18 +594,18 @@ struct transaction_s
*/
unsigned long t_log_start;

- /* Number of buffers on the t_buffers list [j_list_lock] */
+ /* Number of buffers on the t_buffers list [j_list_lock, no lock for quick racy checks] */
int t_nr_buffers;

/*
* Doubly-linked circular list of all buffers reserved but not yet
- * modified by this transaction [j_list_lock]
+ * modified by this transaction [j_list_lock, no lock for quick racy checks]
*/
struct journal_head *t_reserved_list;

/*
* Doubly-linked circular list of all metadata buffers owned by this
- * transaction [j_list_lock]
+ * transaction [j_list_lock, no lock for quick racy checks]
*/
struct journal_head *t_buffers;

@@ -631,7 +631,7 @@ struct transaction_s
/*
* Doubly-linked circular list of metadata buffers being shadowed by log
* IO. The IO buffers on the iobuf list and the shadow buffers on this
- * list match each other one for one at all times. [j_list_lock]
+ * list match each other one for one at all times. [j_list_lock, no lock for quick racy checks]
*/
struct journal_head *t_shadow_list;

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2.20.1