Re: [PATCH] sched/completion: completion_done() should serialize with complete()

From: Davidlohr Bueso
Date: Fri Feb 13 2015 - 17:03:10 EST

On Fri, 2015-02-13 at 13:56 -0800, Davidlohr Bueso wrote:
> On Thu, 2015-02-12 at 20:59 +0100, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
> > Commit de30ec47302c "Remove unnecessary ->wait.lock serialization when
> > reading completion state" was not correct, without lock/unlock the code
> > like stop_machine_from_inactive_cpu()
> >
> > while (!completion_done())
> > cpu_relax();
> >
> > can return before complete() finishes its spin_unlock() which writes to
> > this memory. And spin_unlock_wait().
> How about reverting the patch altogether?
> This was never a problem nor have I ever seen a performance issues in
> completions that would merit these lockless checks. The commit changelog
> has *zero* information, so I don't know if this was ever a real issue.

hmm I guess you're patch is more optimal tho, because we don't update
the lock, less cacheline bouncing issues etc.

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