[tip:locking/core] locking/qspinlock: Use smp_cond_load_relaxed() to wait for next node

From: tip-bot for Will Deacon
Date: Fri Apr 27 2018 - 05:41:54 EST

Commit-ID: c131a198c497db436b558ac5e9a140cdcb91b304
Gitweb: https://git.kernel.org/tip/c131a198c497db436b558ac5e9a140cdcb91b304
Author: Will Deacon <will.deacon@xxxxxxx>
AuthorDate: Thu, 26 Apr 2018 11:34:23 +0100
Committer: Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxxxxx>
CommitDate: Fri, 27 Apr 2018 09:48:50 +0200

locking/qspinlock: Use smp_cond_load_relaxed() to wait for next node

When a locker reaches the head of the queue and takes the lock, a
concurrent locker may enqueue and force the lock holder to spin
whilst its node->next field is initialised. Rather than open-code
a READ_ONCE/cpu_relax() loop, this can be implemented using
smp_cond_load_relaxed() instead.

Signed-off-by: Will Deacon <will.deacon@xxxxxxx>
Acked-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Acked-by: Waiman Long <longman@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: boqun.feng@xxxxxxxxx
Cc: linux-arm-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Cc: paulmck@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1524738868-31318-10-git-send-email-will.deacon@xxxxxxx
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxxxxx>
kernel/locking/qspinlock.c | 6 ++----
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/locking/qspinlock.c b/kernel/locking/qspinlock.c
index 56af1fa9874d..d6c3b029bd93 100644
--- a/kernel/locking/qspinlock.c
+++ b/kernel/locking/qspinlock.c
@@ -483,10 +483,8 @@ locked:
* contended path; wait for next if not observed yet, release.
- if (!next) {
- while (!(next = READ_ONCE(node->next)))
- cpu_relax();
- }
+ if (!next)
+ next = smp_cond_load_relaxed(&node->next, (VAL));

pv_kick_node(lock, next);