[PATCH 4.5 138/200] locking/mcs: Fix mcs_spin_lock() ordering

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Mon May 02 2016 - 20:59:37 EST

4.5-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

commit 920c720aa5aa3900a7f1689228fdfc2580a91e7e upstream.

Similar to commit b4b29f94856a ("locking/osq: Fix ordering of node
initialisation in osq_lock") the use of xchg_acquire() is
fundamentally broken with MCS like constructs.

Furthermore, it turns out we rely on the global transitivity of this
operation because the unlock path observes the pointer with a
READ_ONCE(), not an smp_load_acquire().

This is non-critical because the MCS code isn't actually used and
mostly serves as documentation, a stepping stone to the more complex
things we've build on top of the idea.

Reported-by: Andrea Parri <parri.andrea@xxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Will Deacon <will.deacon@xxxxxxx>
Fixes: 3552a07a9c4a ("locking/mcs: Use acquire/release semantics")
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

kernel/locking/mcs_spinlock.h | 8 +++++++-
1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/kernel/locking/mcs_spinlock.h
+++ b/kernel/locking/mcs_spinlock.h
@@ -67,7 +67,13 @@ void mcs_spin_lock(struct mcs_spinlock *
node->locked = 0;
node->next = NULL;

- prev = xchg_acquire(lock, node);
+ /*
+ * We rely on the full barrier with global transitivity implied by the
+ * below xchg() to order the initialization stores above against any
+ * observation of @node. And to provide the ACQUIRE ordering associated
+ * with a LOCK primitive.
+ */
+ prev = xchg(lock, node);
if (likely(prev == NULL)) {
* Lock acquired, don't need to set node->locked to 1. Threads