Re: [PATCH] alpha: io: reorder barriers to guarantee writeX() and iowriteX() ordering #2

From: Sinan Kaya
Date: Fri Apr 20 2018 - 12:20:32 EST

Hi Matt,

On 4/17/2018 2:43 PM, Sinan Kaya wrote:
> On 4/16/2018 6:16 PM, Sinan Kaya wrote:
>> memory-barriers.txt has been updated with the following requirement.
>> "When using writel(), a prior wmb() is not needed to guarantee that the
>> cache coherent memory writes have completed before writing to the MMIO
>> region."
>> Current writeX() and iowriteX() implementations on alpha are not
>> satisfying this requirement as the barrier is after the register write.
>> Move mb() in writeX() and iowriteX() functions to guarantee that HW
>> observes memory changes before performing register operations.
>> Signed-off-by: Sinan Kaya <okaya@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Reported-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@xxxxxxxx>
>> ---
>> arch/alpha/kernel/io.c | 14 +++++++-------
>> 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)
> Sorry for catching this late but this also needs to go to 4.17 after
> review.
> I missed the writel() implementation on arch/alpha/kernel/io.c file
> on my first patch.

Can you also queue this for 4.17?

There are already drivers checked into 4.17 that dropped the unnecessary

I really hate to see Alpha broken because of this.


Sinan Kaya
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