[tip:locking/core] futex: Replace barrier() in unqueue_me() with READ_ONCE()

From: tip-bot for Jianyu Zhan
Date: Tue Mar 08 2016 - 11:10:11 EST

Commit-ID: 29b75eb2d56a714190a93d7be4525e617591077a
Gitweb: http://git.kernel.org/tip/29b75eb2d56a714190a93d7be4525e617591077a
Author: Jianyu Zhan <nasa4836@xxxxxxxxx>
AuthorDate: Mon, 7 Mar 2016 09:32:24 +0800
Committer: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
CommitDate: Tue, 8 Mar 2016 17:04:02 +0100

futex: Replace barrier() in unqueue_me() with READ_ONCE()

Commit e91467ecd1ef ("bug in futex unqueue_me") introduced a barrier() in
unqueue_me() to prevent the compiler from rereading the lock pointer which
might change after a check for NULL.

Replace the barrier() with a READ_ONCE() for the following reasons:

1) READ_ONCE() is a weaker form of barrier() that affects only the specific
load operation, while barrier() is a general compiler level memory barrier.
READ_ONCE() was not available at the time when the barrier was added.

2) Aside of that READ_ONCE() is descriptive and self explainatory while a
barrier without comment is not clear to the casual reader.

No functional change.

[ tglx: Massaged changelog ]

Signed-off-by: Jianyu Zhan <nasa4836@xxxxxxxxx>
Acked-by: Christian Borntraeger <borntraeger@xxxxxxxxxx>
Acked-by: Darren Hart <dvhart@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1457314344-5685-1-git-send-email-nasa4836@xxxxxxxxx
Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
kernel/futex.c | 8 ++++++--
1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/futex.c b/kernel/futex.c
index bae542e..a5d2e74 100644
--- a/kernel/futex.c
+++ b/kernel/futex.c
@@ -2010,8 +2010,12 @@ static int unqueue_me(struct futex_q *q)

/* In the common case we don't take the spinlock, which is nice. */
- lock_ptr = q->lock_ptr;
- barrier();
+ /*
+ * q->lock_ptr can change between this read and the following spin_lock.
+ * Use READ_ONCE to forbid the compiler from reloading q->lock_ptr and
+ * optimizing lock_ptr out of the logic below.
+ */
+ lock_ptr = READ_ONCE(q->lock_ptr);
if (lock_ptr != NULL) {