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SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86/asm: use memory clobber in bitops that touch arbitrary memory
On Tue, Apr 2, 2019 at 10:59 AM Alexander Potapenko <glider@google.com> wrote:
>
> On Tue, Apr 2, 2019 at 9:27 AM Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> wrote:
> >
> >
> >
> > On Mon, Apr 01, 2019 at 06:24:08PM +0200, Alexander Potapenko wrote:
> > > diff --git a/arch/x86/include/asm/bitops.h b/arch/x86/include/asm/bitops.h
> > > index d153d570bb04..20e4950827d9 100644
> > > --- a/arch/x86/include/asm/bitops.h
> > > +++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/bitops.h
> > > @@ -111,7 +111,7 @@ clear_bit(long nr, volatile unsigned long *addr)
> > > } else {
> > > asm volatile(LOCK_PREFIX __ASM_SIZE(btr) " %1,%0"
> > > : BITOP_ADDR(addr)
> > > - : "Ir" (nr));
> > > + : "Ir" (nr) : "memory");
> > > }
> > > }
> >
> > clear_bit() doesn't have a return value, so why are we now still using
> > "+m" output ?
> You're right, "m" should suffice. I'll update the patch.
> By the way, now that we've added the memory barriers we can probably
> remove the barrier() call from __clear_bit_unlock() and update the
> comment accordingly.
> For clear_bit() the memory barrier is missing on the IS_IMMEDIATE(nr)
> path, so this one should be kept as is.
>
> > AFAICT the only reason we did that was to clobber the variable, which
> > you've (afaiu correctly) argued to be incorrect.
> >
> > So whould we not write this as:
> >
> > asm volatile (LOCK_PREFIX __ASM_SIZE(btr) " %[nr], %[addr]"
> > : : [addr] "m" (*addr), [nr] "Ir" (nr)
> > : "memory");
Updated the patch.
I took the liberty of not adding the symbolic names to reduce the diff.
If you think that's necessary I can do that in a separate patch.
> > ?
> >
> > And the very same for _all_ other sites touched in this patch.
>
>
>
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> Alexander Potapenko
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Alexander Potapenko
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