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Subject[PATCH v2 3/4] mutex: Try to acquire mutex only if it is unlocked
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Upon entering the slowpath in __mutex_lock_common(), we try once more to
acquire the mutex. We only try to acquire if (lock->count >= 0). However,
what we actually want here is to try to acquire if the mutex is unlocked
(lock->count == 1).

This patch changes it so that we only try-acquire the mutex upon entering
the slowpath if it is unlocked, rather than if the lock count is non-negative.
This helps further reduce unnecessary atomic xchg() operations.

Furthermore, this patch uses !mutex_is_locked(lock) to do the initial
checks for if the lock is free rather than directly calling atomic_read()
on the lock->count, in order to improve readability.

Signed-off-by: Jason Low <jason.low2@hp.com>
---
kernel/locking/mutex.c | 7 ++++---
1 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/locking/mutex.c b/kernel/locking/mutex.c
index 4bd9546..e4d997b 100644
--- a/kernel/locking/mutex.c
+++ b/kernel/locking/mutex.c
@@ -432,7 +432,8 @@ __mutex_lock_common(struct mutex *lock, long state, unsigned int subclass,
if (owner && !mutex_spin_on_owner(lock, owner))
break;

- if ((atomic_read(&lock->count) == 1) &&
+ /* Try to acquire the mutex if it is unlocked. */
+ if (!mutex_is_locked(lock) &&
(atomic_cmpxchg(&lock->count, 1, 0) == 1)) {
lock_acquired(&lock->dep_map, ip);
if (use_ww_ctx) {
@@ -479,9 +480,9 @@ slowpath:

/*
* Once more, try to acquire the lock. Only try-lock the mutex if
- * lock->count >= 0 to reduce unnecessary xchg operations.
+ * it is unlocked to reduce unnecessary xchg() operations.
*/
- if (atomic_read(&lock->count) >= 0 && (atomic_xchg(&lock->count, 0) == 1))
+ if (!mutex_is_locked(lock) && (atomic_xchg(&lock->count, 0) == 1))
goto skip_wait;

debug_mutex_lock_common(lock, &waiter);
--
1.7.1


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