lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2016]   [Dec]   [10]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
Date
From
SubjectRe: [PATCH] ARM: add cmpxchg64 helper for ARMv7-M
Hi Arnd,

On Sat, Dec 10, 2016 at 11:36:34AM +0100, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> A change to the netfilter code in net-next introduced the first caller of
> cmpxchg64 that can get built on ARMv7-M, leading to an error from the
> assembler that points out the lack of 64-bit atomics on this architecture:
>
> /tmp/ccMe7djj.s: Assembler messages:
> /tmp/ccMe7djj.s:367: Error: selected processor does not support `ldrexd r0,r1,[lr]' in Thumb mode
> /tmp/ccMe7djj.s:371: Error: selected processor does not support `strexd ip,r2,r3,[lr]' in Thumb mode
> /tmp/ccMe7djj.s:389: Error: selected processor does not support `ldrexd r8,r9,[r7]' in Thumb mode
> /tmp/ccMe7djj.s:393: Error: selected processor does not support `strexd lr,r0,r1,[r7]' in Thumb mode
> scripts/Makefile.build:299: recipe for target 'net/netfilter/nft_counter.o' failed
>
> This makes ARMv7-M use the same emulation from asm-generic/cmpxchg-local.h
> that we use on architectures earlier than ARMv6K, to fix the build. The
> 32-bit atomics are available on ARMv7-M and we keep using them there.
> This ARM specific change is probably something we should do regardless
> of the netfilter code.
>
> However, looking at the new nft_counter_reset() function in nft_counter.c,
> this looks incorrect to me not just on ARMv7-M but also on other
> architectures, with at least the following possible race:

Right, Eric Dumazet already spotted this problem. I'm preparing a
patch that doesn't require cmpxchg64(). Will keep you on Cc. Thanks.

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2016-12-10 13:33    [W:0.036 / U:0.860 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site