Re: [PATCH] iommu/amd: Use raw_cpu_ptr() instead of get_cpu_ptr() for ->flush_queue
From: Joerg Roedel
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 - 05:41:28 EST
On Wed, Sep 06, 2017 at 12:34:59PM +0200, Sebastian Andrzej Siewior wrote:
> get_cpu_ptr() disables preemption and returns the ->flush_queue object
> of the current CPU. raw_cpu_ptr() does the same except that it not
> disable preemption which means the scheduler can move it to another CPU
> after it obtained the per-CPU object.
> In this case this is not bad because the data structure itself is
> protected with a spin_lock. This change shouldn't matter in general
> but on RT it does because the sleeping lock can't be accessed with
> disabled preemption.
I moved the flushing to driver/iommu/iova.c to share it with the Intel
IOMMU and possibly other drivers too, so this patch does no longer apply
to v4.14-rc1. Can you update the patch to these changes?