[PATCH] sched, time: cmpxchg does not work on 64-bit variable

From: Arnd Bergmann
Date: Tue Sep 30 2014 - 07:57:34 EST

A recent change to update the stime/utime members of task_struct
using atomic cmpxchg broke configurations on 32-bit machines with
CONFIG_VIRT_CPU_ACCOUNTING_GEN set, because that uses 64-bit
nanoseconds, leading to a link-time error:

kernel/built-in.o: In function `cputime_adjust':
:(.text+0x25234): undefined reference to `__bad_cmpxchg'

This reverts the change that caused the problem, I suspect the real fix
is to conditionally use cmpxchg64 instead, but I have not checked if
that will work on all architectures.

Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx>
Fixes: eb1b4af0a64a ("sched, time: Atomically increment stime & utime")
found in ARM randconfig builds on linux-next

diff --git a/kernel/sched/cputime.c b/kernel/sched/cputime.c
index 64492dff8a81..e99e7e54131c 100644
--- a/kernel/sched/cputime.c
+++ b/kernel/sched/cputime.c
@@ -603,12 +603,9 @@ static void cputime_adjust(struct task_cputime *curr,
* If the tick based count grows faster than the scheduler one,
* the result of the scaling may go backward.
* Let's enforce monotonicity.
- * Atomic exchange protects against concurrent cputime_adjust().
- while (stime > (rtime = ACCESS_ONCE(prev->stime)))
- cmpxchg(&prev->stime, rtime, stime);
- while (utime > (rtime = ACCESS_ONCE(prev->utime)))
- cmpxchg(&prev->utime, rtime, utime);
+ prev->stime = max(prev->stime, stime);
+ prev->utime = max(prev->utime, utime);

*ut = prev->utime;

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