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[V2,05/20] bpf: Remove recursion prevention from rcu free callback

Message ID 20200220204617.828122368@linutronix.de
State Changes Requested
Delegated to: BPF Maintainers
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Series bpf: Make BPF and PREEMPT_RT co-exist | expand

Commit Message

Thomas Gleixner Feb. 20, 2020, 8:45 p.m. UTC
If an element is freed via RCU then recursion into BPF instrumentation
functions is not a concern. The element is already detached from the map
and the RCU callback does not hold any locks on which a kprobe, perf event
or tracepoint attached BPF program could deadlock.

Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
V2: New patch
 kernel/bpf/hashtab.c |    8 --------
 1 file changed, 8 deletions(-)
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--- a/kernel/bpf/hashtab.c
+++ b/kernel/bpf/hashtab.c
@@ -694,15 +694,7 @@  static void htab_elem_free_rcu(struct rc
 	struct htab_elem *l = container_of(head, struct htab_elem, rcu);
 	struct bpf_htab *htab = l->htab;
-	/* must increment bpf_prog_active to avoid kprobe+bpf triggering while
-	 * we're calling kfree, otherwise deadlock is possible if kprobes
-	 * are placed somewhere inside of slub
-	 */
-	preempt_disable();
-	__this_cpu_inc(bpf_prog_active);
 	htab_elem_free(htab, l);
-	__this_cpu_dec(bpf_prog_active);
-	preempt_enable();
 static void free_htab_elem(struct bpf_htab *htab, struct htab_elem *l)