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SubjectRe: Re: [PATCH] rdma/siw: avoid smp_store_mb() on a u64
-----"Jason Gunthorpe" <jgg@ziepe.ca> wrote: -----

>To: "Bernard Metzler" <BMT@zurich.ibm.com>
>From: "Jason Gunthorpe" <jgg@ziepe.ca>
>Date: 07/12/2019 02:03PM
>Cc: "Arnd Bergmann" <arnd@arndb.de>, "Doug Ledford"
><dledford@redhat.com>, "Peter Zijlstra" <peterz@infradead.org>,
>linux-rdma@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
>Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: [PATCH] rdma/siw: avoid smp_store_mb() on a
>u64
>
>On Fri, Jul 12, 2019 at 11:33:46AM +0000, Bernard Metzler wrote:
>> >diff --git a/drivers/infiniband/sw/siw/siw_verbs.c
>> >b/drivers/infiniband/sw/siw/siw_verbs.c
>> >index 32dc79d0e898..41c5ab293fe1 100644
>> >+++ b/drivers/infiniband/sw/siw/siw_verbs.c
>> >@@ -1142,10 +1142,11 @@ int siw_req_notify_cq(struct ib_cq
>*base_cq,
>> >enum ib_cq_notify_flags flags)
>> >
>> > if ((flags & IB_CQ_SOLICITED_MASK) == IB_CQ_SOLICITED)
>> > /* CQ event for next solicited completion */
>> >- smp_store_mb(*cq->notify, SIW_NOTIFY_SOLICITED);
>> >+ WRITE_ONCE(*cq->notify, SIW_NOTIFY_SOLICITED);
>> > else
>> > /* CQ event for any signalled completion */
>> >- smp_store_mb(*cq->notify, SIW_NOTIFY_ALL);
>> >+ WRITE_ONCE(*cq->notify, SIW_NOTIFY_ALL);
>> >+ smp_wmb();
>> >
>> > if (flags & IB_CQ_REPORT_MISSED_EVENTS)
>> > return cq->cq_put - cq->cq_get;
>>
>>
>> Hi Arnd,
>> Many thanks for pointing that out! Indeed, this CQ notification
>> mechanism does not take 32 bit architectures into account.
>> Since we have only three flags to hold here, it's probably better
>> to make it a 32bit value. That would remove the issue w/o
>> introducing extra smp_wmb().
>
>I also prefer not to see smp_wmb() in drivers..
>
>> I'd prefer smp_store_mb(), since on some architectures it shall be
>> more efficient. That would also make it sufficient to use
>> READ_ONCE.
>
>The READ_ONCE is confusing to me too, if you need store_release
>semantics then the reader also needs to pair with load_acquite -
>otherwise it doesn't work.
>

I used READ_ONCE since it is a potentially user land shared
object. Since we are under spinlock, we might just do a matching
WRITE_ONCE instead of the smp_store_mb() ??

Many thanks!
Bernard.

>Still, we need to do something rapidly to fix the i386 build, please
>revise right away..
>
>Jason
>
>

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