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SubjectRe: [PATCH] time: Add locking to xtime access in get_seconds()
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John Stultz <john.stultz@linaro.org> writes:

> From: John Stultz <johnstul@us.ibm.com>
>
> So get_seconds() has always been lock free, with the assumption
> that accessing a long will be atomic.
>
> However, recently I came across an odd bug where time() access could
> occasionally be inconsistent, but only on power7 hardware. The

Shouldn't a single rmb() be enough to avoid that?

If not then I suspect there's a lot more code buggy on that CPU than
just the time.

-Andi

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ak@linux.intel.com -- Speaking for myself only


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