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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4.14 00/31] 4.14.1-stable review
On Wed, Nov 22, 2017 at 04:06:42PM +0000, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> On Tue, 2017-11-21 at 11:38 -0800, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> > On Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 07:07:14PM +0000, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> > > On Tue, 2017-11-21 at 18:09 +0100, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > > > On Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 04:46:18PM +0000, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> > > > > On Tue, 2017-11-21 at 17:35 +0100, Greg Kroah-Hartman wrote:
> > > > > > On Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 03:26:10PM +0000, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > [...]
> > > > > > > Not all 32-bit configurations can provide cmpxchg64().  i40e's use of
> > > > > > > cmpxchg64() appears to be fixed by:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > b74f571f59a8 i40e/i40evf: organize and re-number feature flags
> > > > > > > b48be9978e4b i40e: fix flags declaration
> > > > > >
> > > > > > So without those patches, are any specific arches/configs broken for
> > > > > > 4.14?
> > > > >
> > > > > 32-bit parisc is.
> > > >
> > > > Ok, but that's a horrid hack on the i40e driver, it just happens to move
> > > > the bitfield to a 32bit variable.  Can't we just provide a "real"
> > > > cmpxchg64() for 32-bit parisc?
> > >
> > > No.  There is a generic implementation of cmpxchg64() but it is only
> > > suitable for non-SMP configurations.
> > >
> >
> > Dave implemented the following for sparc32 (in arch/sparc/lib/atomic32.c).
> >
> > u64 __cmpxchg_u64(u64 *ptr, u64 old, u64 new)
> > {
> > unsigned long flags;
> > u64 prev;
> >
> > spin_lock_irqsave(ATOMIC_HASH(ptr), flags);
> > if ((prev = *ptr) == old)
> > *ptr = new;
> > spin_unlock_irqrestore(ATOMIC_HASH(ptr), flags);
> > return prev;
> > }
> > EXPORT_SYMBOL(__cmpxchg_u64);
> >
> > Maybe something like this would work for other 32 bit architectures as well ?
>
> Yes, you're right, and we even have generic code for this in
> lib/atomic64.c - but only for atomic64_t, not u64.

Ok, so, suggestions? Is this actually a real issue that anyone is
hitting? If they are, is it just a test-build, or a
real-world-I-need-this-driver situation?

thanks,

greg k-h

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