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SubjectRE: [PATCH] oprofile: add SMP barriers for hrtimer hotplug code
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Will Deacon [mailto:will.deacon@arm.com]
> Sent: Monday, January 31, 2011 8:38 PM
> To: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org; oprofile-list@lists.sf.net
> Cc: Will Deacon; Santosh Shilimkar; Robert Richter
> Subject: [PATCH] oprofile: add SMP barriers for hrtimer hotplug code
>
> OProfile uses a CPU notifier to start and stop any hrtimers when
> CPUs change
> between ONLINE and DEAD. A static int ctr_running is used to keep
> track of
> the counter state.
>
> This can lead to problems where writes to the state variable are re-
> ordered
> with repect to reads of the variable occurring on other CPUs,
> meaning that
> __oprofile_hrtimer_start may read ctr_running as 0 and not
> initialise the
> hrtimer. Potential deadlock can occur in __oprofile_hrtimer_stop
> because
> lock_hrtimer_base will poll until timer->base != NULL, which will
> never
> happen.
>
> This patch adds smp_mb()s to ensure that ctr_running mirrors the
> correct
> counter state.
>
> Cc: Santosh Shilimkar <santosh.shilimkar@ti.com>
> Cc: Robert Richter <robert.richter@amd.com>
> Signed-off-by: Will Deacon <will.deacon@arm.com>
> ---
> drivers/oprofile/timer_int.c | 2 ++
> 1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/oprofile/timer_int.c
> b/drivers/oprofile/timer_int.c
> index 0107251..38c1e1b 100644
> --- a/drivers/oprofile/timer_int.c
> +++ b/drivers/oprofile/timer_int.c
> @@ -48,6 +48,7 @@ static int oprofile_hrtimer_start(void)
> {
> get_online_cpus();
> ctr_running = 1;
> + smp_mb();
Is smp_wmb() more appropriate ?

> on_each_cpu(__oprofile_hrtimer_start, NULL, 1);
> put_online_cpus();
> return 0;
> @@ -70,6 +71,7 @@ static void oprofile_hrtimer_stop(void)
> get_online_cpus();
> for_each_online_cpu(cpu)
> __oprofile_hrtimer_stop(cpu);
> + smp_mb();
> ctr_running = 0;
> put_online_cpus();
> }
> --
Otherwise patch is fine.
Acked-by: Santosh Shilimkar <santosh.shilimkar@ti.com>


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