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SubjectRe: [PATCH v6 07/17] firmware: arm_scmi: Handle concurrent and out-of-order messages
On 19.07.21 11:14, Cristian Marussi wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 15, 2021 at 06:36:03PM +0200, Peter Hilber wrote:
>> On 12.07.21 16:18, Cristian Marussi wrote:


>>> @@ -608,6 +755,7 @@ static int do_xfer(const struct scmi_protocol_handle *ph,
>>> xfer->hdr.protocol_id, xfer->hdr.seq,
>>> xfer->hdr.poll_completion);
>>> + xfer->state = SCMI_XFER_SENT_OK;
>> To be completely safe, this assignment could also be protected by the
>> xfer->lock.
> In fact this would be true being xfer->lock meant to protect the state but it
> seemed to me unnecessary here given that this is a brand new xfer with a
> brand new (monotonic) seq number so that any possibly late-received msg will
> carry an old stale seq number certainly different from this such that cannot be
> possibly mapped to this same xfer. (but just discarded on xfer lookup in
> xfer_command_acquire)
> The issue indeed could still exist only for do_xfer loops (as you pointed out
> already early on) where the seq_num is used, but in that case on a timeout we
> would have already bailed out of the loop and reported an error so any timed-out
> late received response would have been anyway discarded; so at the end I thought
> I could avoid spinlocking here.
> Thanks,
> Cristian

I mostly meant to refer to the possibility of a very fast response not
seeing this assignment, since the next line is

> ret = info->desc->ops->send_message(cinfo, xfer);

and during that a regular scmi_rx_callback(), reading xfer->state, can
already arrive. But maybe this is too theoretical.

Best regards,


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