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SubjectRe: [PATCH -tip 3/4]Text Edit Lock - Smp alternatives support
* Masami Hiramatsu (mhiramat@redhat.com) wrote:
> Use the mutual exclusion provided by the text edit lock in alternatives code.
> Since alternative_smp_* will be called from module init code, etc,
> we'd better protect it from other subsystems.
>
> Signed-off-by: Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@redhat.com>
> Cc: Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@polymtl.ca>
> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
> ---
> arch/x86/kernel/alternative.c | 5 +++++
> 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+)
>
> Index: 2.6.29-rc7/arch/x86/kernel/alternative.c
> ===================================================================
> --- 2.6.29-rc7.orig/arch/x86/kernel/alternative.c
> +++ 2.6.29-rc7/arch/x86/kernel/alternative.c
> @@ -5,6 +5,7 @@
> #include <linux/kprobes.h>
> #include <linux/mm.h>
> #include <linux/vmalloc.h>
> +#include <linux/memory.h>
> #include <asm/alternative.h>
> #include <asm/sections.h>
> #include <asm/pgtable.h>
> @@ -226,6 +227,7 @@ static void alternatives_smp_lock(u8 **s
> {
> u8 **ptr;
>
> + mutex_lock(&text_mutex);
> for (ptr = start; ptr < end; ptr++) {
> if (*ptr < text)
> continue;
> @@ -234,6 +236,7 @@ static void alternatives_smp_lock(u8 **s
> /* turn DS segment override prefix into lock prefix */
> text_poke(*ptr, ((unsigned char []){0xf0}), 1);
> };
> + mutex_unlock(&text_mutex);
> }
>
> static void alternatives_smp_unlock(u8 **start, u8 **end, u8 *text, u8 *text_end)
> @@ -243,6 +246,7 @@ static void alternatives_smp_unlock(u8 *
> if (noreplace_smp)
> return;
>
> + mutex_lock(&text_mutex);
> for (ptr = start; ptr < end; ptr++) {
> if (*ptr < text)
> continue;
> @@ -251,6 +255,7 @@ static void alternatives_smp_unlock(u8 *
> /* turn lock prefix into DS segment override prefix */
> text_poke(*ptr, ((unsigned char []){0x3E}), 1);
> };
> + mutex_unlock(&text_mutex);

And for these cases, the "alternatives_smp_lock" and
"alternatives_smp_unlock", the system is running as uniprocessor.
Therefore it's enough to disable interrupts within text_poke to make it
work correctly.

Mathieu

> }
>
> struct smp_alt_module {
> --
> Masami Hiramatsu
>
> Software Engineer
> Hitachi Computer Products (America) Inc.
> Software Solutions Division
>
> e-mail: mhiramat@redhat.com
>

--
Mathieu Desnoyers
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