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Subject[PATCH tip/core/rcu 32/55] rcu: Make rcu_assign_pointer() unconditionally insert a memory barrier
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From: Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@gmail.com>

Recent changes to gcc give warning messages on rcu_assign_pointers()'s
checks that allow it to determine when it is OK to omit the memory
barrier. Stephen Hemminger tried a number of gcc tricks to silence
this warning, but #pragmas and CPP macros do not work together in the
way that would be required to make this work.

However, we now have RCU_INIT_POINTER(), which already omits this
memory barrier, and which therefore may be used when assigning NULL to
an RCU-protected pointer that is accessible to readers. This commit
therefore makes rcu_assign_pointer() unconditionally emit the memory
barrier.

Reported-by: Stephen Hemminger <shemminger@vyatta.com>
Signed-off-by: Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@gmail.com>
Acked-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
---
include/linux/rcupdate.h | 4 +---
1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/include/linux/rcupdate.h b/include/linux/rcupdate.h
index ea80396..b2e5fe8 100644
--- a/include/linux/rcupdate.h
+++ b/include/linux/rcupdate.h
@@ -443,9 +443,7 @@ extern int rcu_my_thread_group_empty(void);
})
#define __rcu_assign_pointer(p, v, space) \
({ \
- if (!__builtin_constant_p(v) || \
- ((v) != NULL)) \
- smp_wmb(); \
+ smp_wmb(); \
(p) = (typeof(*v) __force space *)(v); \
})

--
1.7.3.2


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