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Attempt to address lagg race in PR234864

Authored by shurd on Jan 16 2019, 10:34 PM.



A naive look at the if_lagg.c race suggests that extending
the RLOCK coverage over the entire transaction may resolve the problem.

Test Plan

Patch added to PR234846 for testing

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shurd created this revision.Jan 16 2019, 10:34 PM
shurd updated this revision to Diff 52902.Jan 16 2019, 10:36 PM

RLOCK() before setting ifp->if_type

ae added a comment.Jan 17 2019, 11:28 AM

Can you explain your goal? Not sure what you are trying to solve with this rlock. Please, note that LAGG_RLOCK() is epoch_enter() and it seem used to make safe lagg_port reclamation using epoch_call().

shurd added a comment.Jan 17 2019, 5:45 PM

So the basic goal is to have the test at sys/net/if_ethersubr.c:583 see a consistent state of the changes from the /* Change the interface type */ line to the lagg_proto_addport() line.

The naive thinking that led to this was "Oh, there's something with LOCK in it inside that block, maybe if I just expand the coverage of that, everything will be fine."

I'm taking a real look at the problem now.

shurd abandoned this revision.Jan 18 2019, 5:42 PM