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Subject[PATCH 05/10] locking/mcs: Use smp_cond_load_acquire() in mcs spin loop
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From: Jason Low <jason.low2@hp.com>

For qspinlocks on ARM64, we would like to use WFE instead
of purely spinning. Qspinlocks internally have lock
contenders spin on an MCS lock.

Update arch_mcs_spin_lock_contended() such that it uses
the new smp_cond_load_acquire() so that ARM64 can also
override this spin loop with its own implementation using WFE.

On x86, this can also be cheaper than spinning on
smp_load_acquire().

Signed-off-by: Jason Low <jason.low2@hp.com>
Signed-off-by: Will Deacon <will.deacon@arm.com>
---
kernel/locking/mcs_spinlock.h | 10 ++++++----
1 file changed, 6 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/locking/mcs_spinlock.h b/kernel/locking/mcs_spinlock.h
index f046b7ce9dd6..5e10153b4d3c 100644
--- a/kernel/locking/mcs_spinlock.h
+++ b/kernel/locking/mcs_spinlock.h
@@ -23,13 +23,15 @@ struct mcs_spinlock {

#ifndef arch_mcs_spin_lock_contended
/*
- * Using smp_load_acquire() provides a memory barrier that ensures
- * subsequent operations happen after the lock is acquired.
+ * Using smp_cond_load_acquire() provides the acquire semantics
+ * required so that subsequent operations happen after the
+ * lock is acquired. Additionally, some architectures such as
+ * ARM64 would like to do spin-waiting instead of purely
+ * spinning, and smp_cond_load_acquire() provides that behavior.
*/
#define arch_mcs_spin_lock_contended(l) \
do { \
- while (!(smp_load_acquire(l))) \
- cpu_relax(); \
+ smp_cond_load_acquire(l, VAL); \
} while (0)
#endif

--
2.1.4
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