Re: [RESEND PATCH] ARM: fix 'unannotated irqs-on' lockdep warning

From: Russell King - ARM Linux
Date: Sun May 23 2010 - 10:13:44 EST

On Sun, May 23, 2010 at 09:44:20PM +0800, Ming Lei wrote:
> 2010/5/23 Russell King - ARM Linux <linux@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> >>  ENTRY(ret_to_user)
> >>  ret_slow_syscall:
> >> -     disable_irq                             @ disable interrupts
> >> +     disable_irq_notrace                             @ disable interrupts
> >
> > I think this one does need to be traced - the pending work functions are
> > all C code which could call back into lockdep.
> If there are pending works, schedule will be called to give cpu to it,
> I wonder why the work function to be scheduled will be run with irq
> disabled. Seems we should enable irq again before calling schedule,
> not sure.

No. I'm talking about things like do_notify_resume().

I think the above should be left as-is, so that as far as lockdep is
concerned, IRQs are off while userspace runs. What happens between
returning to userspace and re-entering the kernel has no bearing what
so ever on lockdep.
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