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    Subject[PATCH] UP: smp_call_function_single() must warn on irqs_disabled()

    On Wed, 18 Jul 2007, Al Viro wrote:

    > On Wed, Jul 18, 2007 at 01:24:46AM +0200, Uwe Kleine-Konig wrote:
    > > [...]
    > > a52b1752c07 introduces usage of the WARN_ON macro in <linux/smp.h>, but
    > > doesn't pull in <linux/kernel.h>. (<asm/bug.h> is not enough, at least
    > > for arm, because WARN_ON uses printk there.)
    > >
    > > The obvious options are:
    > >
    > > 1) include <linux/kernel.h> in <linux/smp.h>, maybe conditioned by !SMP
    > > 2) include <linux/kernel.h> in all includers of <linux/smp.h>
    > > 3) remove the WARN_ONs introduced by a52b1752c07.
    > > [...]
    > 4) turn the sucker into macro

    I think that warning is incorrect anyway ... and I'm to blame
    for that. What happened is that I had earlier (month or two back,
    _before_ the recent change in smp_call_function_single() semantics)
    submitted a patch that put an unconditional WARN_ON(1) in this
    function for UP -- in those days, both the smp_call_function*
    variants were illegal on the current CPU itself.
    ( )

    Then recently, Andi / Avi proposed the new semantics for
    smp_call_function_single() to allow it to just execute the given
    function on current CPU as well -- smp_call_function() semantics
    were left unchanged, so as not to break stuff like smp_send_stop().

    I think I got confused and recommended the (cpuid != 0) warning,
    but I don't really think it is necessary with new semantics --
    sorry about this, Avi.

    OTOH, the function _should_ include a WARN_ON, but for a different
    condition -- irqs_disabled(), as explained in changelog below.

    I'd be grateful if someone could apply this, Cc:'ing Andi too.



    [PATCH] UP: smp_call_function_single() must warn on irqs_disabled()

    (1) smp_call_function_single() semantics dictate that.
    (2) That makes UP behaviour similar to SMP case (implementations
    of smp_call_function_single() in all the archs do this).
    (3) We use the unconditional non-save/restore-flags versions of
    local_irq_disable/enable just below this, so it's a bug to
    call this function with IRQs disabled anyway.

    Also remove the cpuid != 0 warning that I had erroneously
    suggested to Avi earlier (sorry!)

    Signed-off-by: Satyam Sharma <>
    Cc: Andi Kleen <>
    Cc: Avi Kivity <>


    include/linux/smp.h | 2 +-
    1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)

    diff --git a/include/linux/smp.h b/include/linux/smp.h
    index 259a13c..016dab5 100644
    --- a/include/linux/smp.h
    +++ b/include/linux/smp.h
    @@ -101,7 +101,7 @@ static inline void smp_send_reschedule(int cpu) { }
    #define smp_prepare_boot_cpu() do {} while (0)
    #define smp_call_function_single(cpuid, func, info, retry, wait) \
    ({ \
    - WARN_ON(cpuid != 0); \
    + WARN_ON(irqs_disabled()); \
    local_irq_disable(); \
    (func)(info); \
    local_irq_enable(); \
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