Re: [PATCH v2] introduce atomic_pointer to fix a race condition in cancelable mcs spinlocks

From: Peter Zijlstra
Date: Fri Jun 06 2014 - 11:06:21 EST

On Mon, Jun 02, 2014 at 10:09:35AM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 2, 2014 at 9:25 AM, Peter Zijlstra <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > And I can't say I'm a particular fan of these ops either, as alternative
> > I'm almost inclined to just exclude parisc from using opt spinning.
> Please do.

Something like so; if the rwsem stuff lands in .15 we need more for
that, it doesn't have a convenient CONFIG symbol like this.

Linus will you take this from email, or should I get it through
tip/locking/urgent or so?

Subject: locking, mutex: Disable optimistic spinning for PA-RISC

PA-RISC's cmpxchg is not save against normal stores and the code used
for optimistic spinning is known broken because of this.

Disable for now.

Reported-by: Mikulas Patocka <mpatocka@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
kernel/Kconfig.locks | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/kernel/Kconfig.locks b/kernel/Kconfig.locks
index 35536d9c0964..9c239e080c2d 100644
--- a/kernel/Kconfig.locks
+++ b/kernel/Kconfig.locks
@@ -222,7 +222,7 @@ endif

def_bool y
- depends on SMP && !DEBUG_MUTEXES
+ depends on SMP && !DEBUG_MUTEXES && !PARISC

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