[PATCH v2 08/10] staging: erofs: locked before registering for all new workgroups

Gao Xiang hsiangkao at aol.com
Thu Nov 22 17:21:47 UTC 2018

From: Gao Xiang <gaoxiang25 at huawei.com>

Let's make sure that the one registering a workgroup will also
take the primary work lock at first for two reasons:
  1) There's no need to introduce such a race window (and consequently
     overhead) between registering and locking, other tasks could break
     in by chance, and the race seems unnecessary (no benefit at all);

  2) It's better to take the primary work when a workgroup
     is registered to apply the cache managed policy, for example,
     if some other tasks break in, it could turn into the in-place
     decompression rather than use as the cached decompression.

Reviewed-by: Chao Yu <yuchao0 at huawei.com>
Signed-off-by: Gao Xiang <gaoxiang25 at huawei.com>
 drivers/staging/erofs/unzip_vle.c | 9 +++++++--
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/staging/erofs/unzip_vle.c b/drivers/staging/erofs/unzip_vle.c
index 4e5843e8ee35..6aa3c989dd4e 100644
--- a/drivers/staging/erofs/unzip_vle.c
+++ b/drivers/staging/erofs/unzip_vle.c
@@ -420,18 +420,23 @@ z_erofs_vle_work_register(const struct z_erofs_vle_work_finder *f,
 	work = z_erofs_vle_grab_primary_work(grp);
 	work->pageofs = f->pageofs;
+	/*
+	 * lock all primary followed works before visible to others
+	 * and mutex_trylock *never* fails for a new workgroup.
+	 */
+	mutex_trylock(&work->lock);
 	if (gnew) {
 		int err = erofs_register_workgroup(f->sb, &grp->obj, 0);
 		if (err) {
+			mutex_unlock(&work->lock);
 			kmem_cache_free(z_erofs_workgroup_cachep, grp);
 			return ERR_PTR(-EAGAIN);
 	*f->owned_head = *f->grp_ret = grp;
-	mutex_lock(&work->lock);
 	return work;

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