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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 3/4] mutex: Try to acquire mutex only if it is unlocked

On 6/11/2014 2:37 PM, Jason Low wrote:
> 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);

Acked-by: Waiman Long <Waiman.Long@hp.com>




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