On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 11:26:12AM +0100, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> Issuing "bridge vlan show" on clearfog provokes a "suspicious RCU usage"
> warning from the kernel (see below).
> As it's illegal to schedule while holding the RCU read lock, there's the
> possibility for this happening much earlier in the call sequence -
> mv88e6xxx_port_vlan_dump() takes a mutex, and if that mutex were already
> held, we'd schedule at that point.  The RCU read lock was taken by
> rtnl_bridge_getlink().
> It looks horrible to fix - mvmdio.c as well as DSA locking are involved.

Hi Russell

I would say this needs fixing higher up, in the bridge code. DSA has
to be able to sleep, since the switch can be on any arbitrary bus,
MDIO, SPI, etc. This will affect pure switchdev devices as well, since
they often need to send a request to the switch and wait for a reply.


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