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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Revert "async: simplify lowest_in_progress()"
On 11/20/2017 5:51 PM, Rasmus Villemoes wrote:
> This reverts commit 92266d6ef60c2381c980c6cdcb2a5c1667b36b49, which
> was simply wrong: In the case where domain is NULL, we now use the
> wrong offsetof() in the list_first_entry macro, so we don't actually
> fetch the ->cookie value, but rather the eight bytes located
> sizeof(struct list_head) further into the struct async_entry.
> On 64 bit, that's the data member, while on 32 bit, we get a u64 built
> from func and data in some order.
> I think the bug happens to be harmless in practice: It obviously only
> affects callers which pass a NULL domain, and AFAICT the only such
> caller is
> async_synchronize_full() ->
> async_synchronize_full_domain(NULL) ->
> async_synchronize_cookie_domain(ASYNC_COOKIE_MAX, NULL)
> and the ASYNC_COOKIE_MAX means that in practice we end up waiting for
> the async_global_pending list to be empty - but it would break if
> somebody happened to pass (void*)-1 as the data element to
> async_schedule, and of course also if somebody ever does a
> async_synchronize_cookie_domain(, NULL) with a "finite" cookie value.
> Cc: # 3.10+

Recommend adding "Fixes" notation here referencing the original broken commit.

> Signed-off-by: Rasmus Villemoes <>
> ---

Adam Wallis
Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies as an affiliate of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. is a member of the Code Aurora Forum,
a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project.

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