Re: [PATCH] stop_machine: avoid potential race behaviour

From: Peter Zijlstra
Date: Tue Oct 08 2019 - 04:36:44 EST

On Mon, Oct 07, 2019 at 11:45:36AM +0100, Mark Rutland wrote:
> Both multi_cpu_stop() and set_state() access multi_stop_data::state
> racily using plain accesses. These are subject to compiler
> transformations which could break the intended behaviour of the code,
> and this situation is detected by KCSAN on both arm64 and x86 (splats
> below).

I really don't think there is anything the compiler can do wrong here.

That is, I'm thinking I'd like to get this called out as a false-positive.

That said, the patch looks obviously fine and will help with the
validation effort so no real objection there.