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SubjectRe: [PATCH] atomic{64}_t: Explicitly specify data storage length and alignment
On Mon, Jul 09, 2018 at 03:47:41PM +0300, Alexey Brodkin wrote:
> Atomic instructions require data they operate on to be aligned
> according to data size. I.e. 32-bit atomic values must be 32-bit
> aligned while 64-bit values must be 64-bit aligned.
>
> Otherwise even if CPU may handle not-aligend normal data access,
> still atomic instructions fail and typically raise an exception
> leaving us dead in the water.
>
> This came-up during lengthly discussion here:
> http://lists.infradead.org/pipermail/linux-snps-arc/2018-July/004022.html
>
> Signed-off-by: Alexey Brodkin <abrodkin@synopsys.com>
> Cc: Will Deacon <will.deacon@arm.com>
> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
> Cc: Boqun Feng <boqun.feng@gmail.com>
> Cc: Russell King <linux@armlinux.org.uk>
> Cc: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>
> Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>
> Cc: Darren Hart <dvhart@infradead.org>
> Cc: Shuah Khan <shuah@kernel.org>
> Cc: "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> Cc: Josh Triplett <josh@joshtriplett.org>
> Cc: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
> Cc: Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@efficios.com>
> Cc: Lai Jiangshan <jiangshanlai@gmail.com>
> Cc: David Laight <David.Laight@ACULAB.COM>
> Cc: Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org>
> Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>
> ---
> arch/arm/include/asm/atomic.h | 2 +-
> include/asm-generic/atomic64.h | 2 +-
> include/linux/types.h | 4 ++--
> tools/include/linux/types.h | 2 +-
> tools/testing/selftests/futex/include/atomic.h | 2 +-
> .../rcutorture/formal/srcu-cbmc/include/linux/types.h | 4 ++--
> 6 files changed, 8 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/arch/arm/include/asm/atomic.h b/arch/arm/include/asm/atomic.h
> index 66d0e215a773..2ed6d7cf1407 100644
> --- a/arch/arm/include/asm/atomic.h
> +++ b/arch/arm/include/asm/atomic.h
> @@ -267,7 +267,7 @@ ATOMIC_OPS(xor, ^=, eor)
>
> #ifndef CONFIG_GENERIC_ATOMIC64
> typedef struct {
> - long long counter;
> + u64 __aligned(8) counter;
> } atomic64_t;

Long long is 8-byte aligned per EABI ARM, and we use the generic atomic64
infrastructure for OABI, so we don't need to change anything here afaict.

Will

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