[PATCH powerpc/next 1/2] powerpc: Make value-returning atomics fully ordered

From: Boqun Feng
Date: Sun Nov 01 2015 - 20:32:11 EST

According to memory-barriers.txt:

> Any atomic operation that modifies some state in memory and returns
> information about the state (old or new) implies an SMP-conditional
> general memory barrier (smp_mb()) on each side of the actual
> operation ...

Which mean these operations should be fully ordered. However on PPC,
PPC_ATOMIC_ENTRY_BARRIER is the barrier before the actual operation,
which is currently "lwsync" if SMP=y. The leading "lwsync" can not
guarantee fully ordered atomics, according to Paul Mckenney:


To fix this, we define PPC_ATOMIC_ENTRY_BARRIER as "sync" to guarantee
the fully-ordered semantics.

This also makes futex atomics fully ordered, which can avoid possible
memory ordering problems if userspace code relies on futex system call
for fully ordered semantics.

Cc: <stable@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> # 3.4+
Signed-off-by: Boqun Feng <boqun.feng@xxxxxxxxx>
These two are separated and splited from the patchset of powerpc atomic
variants implementation, whose link is:


Based on next branch of powerpc tree, tested by 0day.

arch/powerpc/include/asm/synch.h | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/arch/powerpc/include/asm/synch.h b/arch/powerpc/include/asm/synch.h
index e682a71..c508686 100644
--- a/arch/powerpc/include/asm/synch.h
+++ b/arch/powerpc/include/asm/synch.h
@@ -44,7 +44,7 @@ static inline void isync(void)
MAKE_LWSYNC_SECTION_ENTRY(97, __lwsync_fixup);
#define PPC_ACQUIRE_BARRIER "\n" stringify_in_c(__PPC_ACQUIRE_BARRIER)
#define PPC_RELEASE_BARRIER stringify_in_c(LWSYNC) "\n"
-#define PPC_ATOMIC_ENTRY_BARRIER "\n" stringify_in_c(LWSYNC) "\n"
+#define PPC_ATOMIC_ENTRY_BARRIER "\n" stringify_in_c(sync) "\n"
#define PPC_ATOMIC_EXIT_BARRIER "\n" stringify_in_c(sync) "\n"

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