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SubjectRe: [PATCH][RFC] unbreak generic futex_atomic_cmpxchg_inatomic() on UP
On Wed, 3 Oct 2007 22:33:46 +0300, Riku Voipio wrote:
> What's the state of this patch? I can confirm tst-robust1
> from glibc testsuite locks a armv5 machine hard. With this patch
> applied, the test succeeds.

There were no comments from any Linux arch or futex maintainer.
Because of that I intend to submit an ARM-only patch when 2.6.23
has been released.

/Mikael

> > The higher-end archs (x86, sparc64, ppc64, etc) provide fully-functional
> > asm/futex.h implementations, but a number of archs (alpha, arm, arm26,
> > avr32, blackfin, cris, h8300, m32r, m68k, mk68knommu, sh64, sparc, um,
> > v850, and xtensa) use asm-generic/futex.h, which makes robust futexes
> > horribly broken on them. There have also been reports recently that PI
> > futexes are broken due to the generic futex_atomic_cmpxchg_inatomic()
> > just being an -ENOSYS stub.
>
> This an effective local DOS bug on the affected architectures, too..
>
> > The patch below implements the generic futex_atomic_cmpxchg_inatomic() in
> > terms of __copy_{from,to}_user_inatomic() and preempt_{disable,enable}().
> > It obviously doesn't support SMP, but UP-only support should go a long
> > way for users of the affected archs.
> >
> > I'm using this patch now and it has allowed me to build and use glibc-2.4
> > with NPTL on ARM (glibc-2.4-11.src.rpm from FC5 + ARM fixes).
> > (Finally I can ditch LinuxThreads :->)
> >
> > Comments?
> >
> > /Mikael
> >
> > --- linux-2.6.22/include/asm-generic/futex.h.~1~ 2007-02-04 19:44:54.000000000 +0100
> > +++ linux-2.6.22/include/asm-generic/futex.h 2007-08-01 19:03:43.000000000 +0200
> > @@ -4,6 +4,7 @@
> > #ifdef __KERNEL__
> >
> > #include <linux/futex.h>
> > +#include <linux/preempt.h>
> > #include <asm/errno.h>
> > #include <asm/uaccess.h>
> >
> > @@ -52,7 +53,34 @@ futex_atomic_op_inuser (int encoded_op,
> > static inline int
> > futex_atomic_cmpxchg_inatomic(int __user *uaddr, int oldval, int newval)
> > {
> > +#ifdef CONFIG_SMP
> > return -ENOSYS;
> > +#else
> > + int curval, ret;
> > +
> > + if (!access_ok(VERIFY_WRITE, uaddr, sizeof(int)))
> > + return -EFAULT;
> > +
> > + preempt_disable();
> > +
> > + ret = -EFAULT;
> > + if (__copy_from_user_inatomic(&curval, uaddr, sizeof(int)))
> > + goto out;
> > +
> > + ret = curval;
> > + if (curval != oldval)
> > + goto out;
> > +
> > + ret = -EFAULT;
> > + if (__copy_to_user_inatomic(uaddr, &newval, sizeof(int)))
> > + goto out;
> > +
> > + ret = newval;
> > +
> > + out:
> > + preempt_enable();
> > + return ret;
> > +#endif
> > }
> >
> > #endif
> > -
>
> - --
> "rm -rf" only sounds scary if you don't have backups
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