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SubjectRe: [RESEND PATCH v2] devres: Really align data field to unsigned long long
On Mon, Jul 09, 2018 at 07:17:11AM +0000, Alexey Brodkin wrote:
> Hi Greg,
>
> On Mon, 2018-07-09 at 09:06 +0200, greg@kroah.com wrote:
> > On Mon, Jul 09, 2018 at 06:46:50AM +0000, Alexey Brodkin wrote:
> > > Hi Greg,
> > >
> > > On Mon, 2018-07-09 at 07:48 +0200, Greg KH wrote:
> > > > On Mon, Jul 09, 2018 at 07:44:44AM +0300, Alexey Brodkin wrote:
> > > > > Depending on ABI "long long" type of a particular 32-bit CPU
> > > > > might be aligned by either word (32-bits) or double word (64-bits).
> > > > > Make sure "data" is really 64-bit aligned for any 32-bit CPU.
> > > > >
> > > > > At least for 32-bit ARC cores ABI requires "long long" types
> > > > > to be aligned by normal 32-bit word. This makes "data" field aligned to
> > > > > 12 bytes. Which is still OK as long as we use 32-bit data only.
> > > > >
> > > > > But once we want to use native atomic64_t type (i.e. when we use special
> > > > > instructions LLOCKD/SCONDD for accessing 64-bit data) we easily hit
> > > > > misaligned access exception.
> > > >
> > > > So is this something you hit today? If not, why is this needed for
> > > > stable kernels?
> > >
> > > Indeed we hit that problem recently when Etnaviv driver was switched to
> > > DRM GPU scheduler, see
> > > commit e93b6deeb45a ("drm/etnaviv: hook up DRM GPU scheduler").
> > > The most important part of DRM GPU scheduler is "job_id_count" member of
> > > "drm_gpu_scheduler" structure of type "atomic64_t". This structure is put
> > > in a buffer allocated by devm_kzalloc() and if "job_id_count" is not 64-bit
> > > aligned atomic instruction fails with an exception.
> > >
> > > As for stable requirements - mentioned commit was a part of 4.17 kernel
> > > which broke GPU driver for one of our HSDK board so I guess back-porting
> > > to 4.17 is a no-brainer.
> >
> > Ok, so 4.17 is as far back as you need? Please try to be specific when
> > asking for stable backports.
>
> Well in that particular case I really wanted to get this fix back-ported
> starting from v4.8 so I guess that's what I need to add in Cc tag, right?
> ----------------------------->8---------------------
> Cc: <stable@vger.kernel.org> # 4.8+
> ----------------------------->8---------------------

Yes.

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