Commit ef885afb authored by Eric Dumazet's avatar Eric Dumazet Committed by David S. Miller
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net: use rcu_barrier() in rollback_registered_many

netdev_wait_allrefs() waits that all references to a device vanishes.

It currently uses a _very_ pessimistic 250 ms delay between each probe.
Some users reported that no more than 4 devices can be dismantled per
second, this is a pretty serious problem for some setups.

Most of the time, a refcount is about to be released by an RCU callback,
that is still in flight because rollback_registered_many() uses a
synchronize_rcu() call instead of rcu_barrier(). Problem is visible if
number of online cpus is one, because synchronize_rcu() is then a no op.

time to remove 50 ipip tunnels on a UP machine :

before patch : real 11.910s
after patch : real 1.250s
Reported-by: default avatarNicolas Dichtel <>
Reported-by: default avatarOctavian Purdila <>
Reported-by: default avatarBenjamin LaHaise <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarEric Dumazet <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <>
parent ab12811c
...@@ -4845,7 +4845,7 @@ static void rollback_registered_many(struct list_head *head) ...@@ -4845,7 +4845,7 @@ static void rollback_registered_many(struct list_head *head)
dev = list_first_entry(head, struct net_device, unreg_list); dev = list_first_entry(head, struct net_device, unreg_list);
call_netdevice_notifiers(NETDEV_UNREGISTER_BATCH, dev); call_netdevice_notifiers(NETDEV_UNREGISTER_BATCH, dev);
synchronize_net(); rcu_barrier();
list_for_each_entry(dev, head, unreg_list) list_for_each_entry(dev, head, unreg_list)
dev_put(dev); dev_put(dev);
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