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SubjectRe: [PATCHv4 01/12] atomic/tty: Fix up atomic abuse in ldsem

* Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@arm.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 24, 2018 at 11:20:36AM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > On Tue, Jul 24, 2018 at 09:15:18AM +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> > >
> > > * Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@arm.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > From: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
> > > >
> > > > Mark found ldsem_cmpxchg() needed an (atomic_long_t *) cast to keep
> > > > working after making the atomic_long interface type safe.
> > > >
> > > > Needing casts is bad form, which made me look at the code. There are no
> > > > ld_semaphore::count users outside of these functions so there is no
> > > > reason why it can not be an atomic_long_t in the first place, obviating
> > > > the need for this cast.
> > > >
> > > > That also ensures the loads use atomic_long_read(), which implies (at
> > > > least) READ_ONCE() in order to guarantee single-copy-atomic loads.
> > > >
> > > > When using atomic_long_try_cmpxchg() the ldsem_cmpxchg() wrapper gets
> > > > very thin (the only difference is not changing *old on success, which
> > > > most callers don't seem to care about).
> > > >
> > > > So rework the whole thing to use atomic_long_t and its accessors
> > > > directly.
> > > >
> > > > While there, fixup all the horrible comment styles.
> > > >
> > > > Cc: Peter Hurley <peter@hurleysoftware.com>
> > > > Acked-by: Will Deacon <will.deacon@arm.com>
> > > > Reported-by: Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@arm.com>
> > > > Reviewed-by: Andy Shevchenko <andy.shevchenko@gmail.com>
> > > > Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <peterz@infradead.org>
> > > > Signed-off-by: Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@arm.com>
> > > > Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
> > > > ---
> > > > drivers/tty/tty_ldsem.c | 82 ++++++++++++++++++++---------------------------
> > > > include/linux/tty_ldisc.h | 4 +--
> > > > 2 files changed, 37 insertions(+), 49 deletions(-)
> > > >
> > > > Note: Greg has queued this via the in the tty tree for v4.19, which can be seen at:
> > > >
> > > > https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/gregkh/tty.git/commit/?h=tty-next&id=5fd691afdf929061c391d897fa627822c3b2fd5a
> > >
> > > Can this patch be skipped, or do the others depend on it?
> >
> > IIRC it depends on it, without this patch you get build issues due to
> > atomic_long_cmpxchg() getting picky about it's arguments (type safety
> > improved).
>
> Yup. Without this patch, there will be a build regression at patch 9,
> when we move to generated atomic_long_*() wrappers.

Ok, then these bits will have to wait until Greg's tree goes upstream
in about two weeks.

Which patches can I apply as a preparatory step?

Thanks,

Ingo

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