Re: [RFC][PATCH] mips: Fix arch_spin_unlock()
From: Paul E. McKenney
Date: Thu Nov 12 2015 - 09:32:35 EST
On Thu, Nov 12, 2015 at 01:31:23PM +0100, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> I think the MIPS arch_spin_unlock() is borken.
> spin_unlock() must have RELEASE semantics, these require that no LOADs
> nor STOREs leak out from the critical section.
> >From what I know MIPS has a relaxed memory model which allows reads to
> pass stores, and as implemented arch_spin_unlock() only issues a wmb
> which doesn't order prior reads vs later stores.
> Therefore upgrade the wmb() to smp_mb().
> (Also, why the unconditional wmb, as opposed to smp_wmb() ?)
One guess is that they want to order I/O accesses within the critical
> Maybe-Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> diff --git a/arch/mips/include/asm/spinlock.h b/arch/mips/include/asm/spinlock.h
> index 40196bebe849..b2ca13f06152 100644
> --- a/arch/mips/include/asm/spinlock.h
> +++ b/arch/mips/include/asm/spinlock.h
> @@ -140,7 +140,7 @@ static inline void arch_spin_lock(arch_spinlock_t *lock)
> static inline void arch_spin_unlock(arch_spinlock_t *lock)
> unsigned int serving_now = lock->h.serving_now + 1;
> - wmb();
> + smp_mb();
> lock->h.serving_now = (u16)serving_now;
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