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SubjectRe: [PATCH for-4.17 1/2] arm64: Remove smp_mb() from arch_spin_is_locked()
On Mon, Mar 26, 2018 at 11:57:05AM +0100, Will Deacon wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 26, 2018 at 12:37:21PM +0200, Andrea Parri wrote:
> > Commit 38b850a73034f ("arm64: spinlock: order spin_{is_locked,unlock_wait}
> > against local locks") added an smp_mb() to arch_spin_is_locked(), in order
> > "to ensure that the lock value is always loaded after any other locks have
> > been taken by the current CPU", and reported one example (the "insane case"
> > in ipc/sem.c) relying on such guarantee.
> >
> > It is however understood (and not documented) that spin_is_locked() is not
> > required to ensure such an ordering guarantee, guarantee that is currently
> > _not_ provided by all implementations/architectures, and that callers rely-
> > ing on such ordering should instead insert suitable memory barriers before
> > acting on the result of spin_is_locked().
> >
> > Following a recent auditing[1] of the callsites of {,raw_}spin_is_locked()
> > revealing that none of these callers are relying on the ordering guarantee
> > anymore, this commit removes the leading smp_mb() from this primitive thus
> > effectively reverting 38b850a73034f.
> >
> > [1] https://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=151981440005264&w=2
>
> What is patch 2/2 in this series? I couldn't find it in the archive.

2/2 is this change for powerpc:

https://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=152206068707522&w=2

>
> Assuming that patch doesn't do it, please can you remove the comment
> about spin_is_locked from mutex_is_locked?

I ended up with the patch below but I suspect that it's not what you had
in mind; please let me know if you'd like me to add it into this series.


>
> Also -- does this mean we can kill the #ifndef queued_spin_is_locked
> guards in asm-generic/qspinlock.h?

I don't see why arch may want to override that definition (maybe lack of
imagination?); please let me know if you'd like to see the #ifndef gone.

Andrea

---
From 1b77a9a70823620f1c98e43453edf5707d02074e Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
From: Andrea Parri <andrea.parri@amarulasolutions.com>
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2018 15:03:58 +0200
Subject: [PATCH] mutex: Remove the comment about spin_is_locked() from
mutex_is_locked()

Still true/valid, but not particularly useful [IMO].

Suggested-by: Will Deacon <will.deacon@arm.com>
Signed-off-by: Andrea Parri <andrea.parri@amarulasolutions.com>
---
include/linux/mutex.h | 3 ---
1 file changed, 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/include/linux/mutex.h b/include/linux/mutex.h
index cb3bbed4e6339..9921822c51585 100644
--- a/include/linux/mutex.h
+++ b/include/linux/mutex.h
@@ -147,9 +147,6 @@ extern void __mutex_init(struct mutex *lock, const char *name,
*/
static inline bool mutex_is_locked(struct mutex *lock)
{
- /*
- * XXX think about spin_is_locked
- */
return __mutex_owner(lock) != NULL;
}

--
2.7.4

>
> Will

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