io_uring: make poll refs more robust

poll_refs carry two functions, the first is ownership over the request.
The second is notifying the io_poll_check_events() that there was an
event but wake up couldn't grab the ownership, so io_poll_check_events()
should retry.

We want to make poll_refs more robust against overflows. Instead of
always incrementing it, which covers two purposes with one atomic, check
if poll_refs is elevated enough and if so set a retry flag without
attempts to grab ownership. The gap between the bias check and following
atomics may seem racy, but we don't need it to be strict. Moreover there
might only be maximum 4 parallel updates: by the first and the second
poll entries, __io_arm_poll_handler() and cancellation. From those four,
only poll wake ups may be executed multiple times, but they're protected
by a spin.

Reported-by: Lin Ma <>
Fixes: aa43477b04025 ("io_uring: poll rework")
Signed-off-by: Pavel Begunkov <>
Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <>
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