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Subject[PATCH -v6 3/3] lib, Add lock-less NULL terminated single list
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Cmpxchg is used to implement adding new entry to the list, deleting
all entries from the list, deleting first entry of the list and some
other operations.

Because this is a single list, so the tail can not be accessed in O(1).

This can be used in NMI handler.

If there are multiple producers and multiple consumers, llist_add can
be used in producers and llist_del_all can be used in consumers. They
can work simultaneously without lock. But llist_del_first can not be
used here. Because llist_del_first depends on list->first->next does
not changed if list->first is not changed during its operation, but
llist_del_first, llist_add, llist_add sequence in another consumer may
violate that.

If there are multiple producers and one consumer, llist_add can be
used in producers and llist_del_all or llist_del_first can be used in
the consumer.

The list entries deleted via llist_del_all can be traversed with
traversing function such as llist_for_each etc. But the list entries
can not be traversed safely before deleted from the list without
proper synchronization with the list consumers.

Signed-off-by: Huang Ying <ying.huang@intel.com>
Reviewed-by: Andi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com>
---
include/linux/llist.h | 92 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
lib/Kconfig | 4 ++
lib/Makefile | 2 +
lib/llist.c | 80 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
4 files changed, 178 insertions(+)
create mode 100644 include/linux/llist.h
create mode 100644 lib/llist.c

--- /dev/null
+++ b/include/linux/llist.h
@@ -0,0 +1,92 @@
+#ifndef LLIST_H
+#define LLIST_H
+/*
+ * Lock-less NULL terminated single linked list
+ *
+ * If there are multiple producers and multiple consumers, llist_add
+ * can be used in producers and llist_del_all can be used in
+ * consumers. They can work simultaneously without lock. But
+ * llist_del_first can not be used here. Because llist_del_first
+ * depends on list->first->next does not changed if list->first is not
+ * changed during its operation, but llist_del_first, llist_add,
+ * llist_add sequence in another consumer may violate that.
+ *
+ * If there are multiple producers and one consumer, llist_add can be
+ * used in producers and llist_del_all or llist_del_first can be used
+ * in the consumer.
+ *
+ * The list entries deleted via llist_del_all can be traversed with
+ * traversing function such as llist_for_each etc. But the list
+ * entries can not be traversed safely before deleted from the list
+ * without proper synchronization with the list consumers.
+ */
+
+struct llist_head {
+ struct llist_node *first;
+};
+
+struct llist_node {
+ struct llist_node *next;
+};
+
+#define LLIST_HEAD_INIT(name) { NULL }
+#define LLIST_HEAD(name) struct llist_head name = LLIST_HEAD_INIT(name)
+
+/**
+ * init_llist_head - initialize lock-less list head
+ * @head: the head for your lock-less list
+ */
+static inline void init_llist_head(struct llist_head *list)
+{
+ list->first = NULL;
+}
+
+/**
+ * llist_entry - get the struct of this entry
+ * @ptr: the &struct llist_node pointer.
+ * @type: the type of the struct this is embedded in.
+ * @member: the name of the llist_node within the struct.
+ */
+#define llist_entry(ptr, type, member) \
+ container_of(ptr, type, member)
+
+/**
+ * llist_for_each - iterate over some entries of a lock-less list
+ * @pos: the &struct llist_node to use as a loop cursor
+ * @node: the first entry of deleted list entries
+ *
+ * In general, some entries of the lock-less list can be traversed
+ * safely only after being deleted from list, so start with an entry
+ * instead of list head.
+ */
+#define llist_for_each(pos, node) \
+ for (pos = (node); pos; pos = pos->next)
+
+/**
+ * llist_for_each_entry - iterate over some entries of lock-less list of given type
+ * @pos: the type * to use as a loop cursor.
+ * @node: the fist entry of deleted list entries.
+ * @member: the name of the llist_node with the struct.
+ *
+ * In general, some entries of the lock-less list can be traversed
+ * safely only after being removed from list, so start with an entry
+ * instead of list head.
+ */
+#define llist_for_each_entry(pos, node, member) \
+ for (pos = llist_entry((node), typeof(*pos), member); \
+ &pos->member != NULL; \
+ pos = llist_entry(pos->member.next, typeof(*pos), member))
+
+/**
+ * llist_empty - tests whether a lock-less list is empty
+ * @head: the list to test
+ */
+static inline int llist_empty(const struct llist_head *head)
+{
+ return head->first == NULL;
+}
+
+void llist_add(struct llist_node *new, struct llist_head *head);
+struct llist_node *llist_del_first(struct llist_head *head);
+struct llist_node *llist_del_all(struct llist_head *head);
+#endif /* LLIST_H */
--- a/lib/Kconfig
+++ b/lib/Kconfig
@@ -210,4 +210,8 @@ config GENERIC_ATOMIC64
config LRU_CACHE
tristate

+config LLIST
+ bool
+ depends on ARCH_HAVE_NMI_SAFE_CMPXCHG
+
endmenu
--- a/lib/Makefile
+++ b/lib/Makefile
@@ -106,6 +106,8 @@ obj-$(CONFIG_GENERIC_ATOMIC64) += atomic

obj-$(CONFIG_ATOMIC64_SELFTEST) += atomic64_test.o

+obj-$(CONFIG_LLIST) += llist.o
+
hostprogs-y := gen_crc32table
clean-files := crc32table.h

--- /dev/null
+++ b/lib/llist.c
@@ -0,0 +1,80 @@
+/*
+ * Lock-less NULL terminated single linked list
+ *
+ * Copyright 2010 Intel Corp.
+ * Author: Huang Ying <ying.huang@intel.com>
+ *
+ * This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
+ * modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version
+ * 2 as published by the Free Software Foundation;
+ *
+ * This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
+ * but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
+ * MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
+ * GNU General Public License for more details.
+ *
+ * You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
+ * along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
+ * Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA
+ */
+#include <linux/kernel.h>
+#include <linux/module.h>
+#include <linux/llist.h>
+#include <linux/errno.h>
+
+#include <asm/system.h>
+
+/**
+ * llist_add - add a new entry
+ * @new: new entry to be added
+ * @head: the head for your lock-less list
+ */
+void llist_add(struct llist_node *new, struct llist_head *head)
+{
+ struct llist_node *entry;
+
+ do {
+ entry = head->first;
+ new->next = entry;
+ } while (cmpxchg(&head->first, entry, new) != entry);
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(llist_add);
+
+/**
+ * llist_del_first - delete the first entry of lock-less list
+ * @head: the head for your lock-less list
+ *
+ * If list is empty, return NULL, otherwise, return the first entry deleted.
+ *
+ * Only one llist_del_first user can be used simultaneously with
+ * multiple llist_add users without lock. Because otherwise
+ * llist_del_first, llist_add, llist_add sequence in another user may
+ * change @head->first->next, but keep @head->first. If multiple
+ * consumers are needed, please use llist_del_all.
+ */
+struct llist_node *llist_del_first(struct llist_head *head)
+{
+ struct llist_node *entry;
+
+ do {
+ entry = head->first;
+ if (entry == NULL)
+ return NULL;
+ } while (cmpxchg(&head->first, entry, entry->next) != entry);
+
+ return entry;
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(llist_del_first);
+
+/**
+ * llist_del_all - delete all entries from lock-less list
+ * @head: the head of lock-less list to delete all entries
+ *
+ * If list is empty, return NULL, otherwise, delete all entries and
+ * return the pointer to the first entry.
+ */
+struct llist_node *llist_del_all(struct llist_head *head)
+{
+ return xchg(&head->first, NULL);
+}
+EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(llist_del_all);

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