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SubjectRe: [PATCH] mips: remove reference to "newer Loongson-3"

在 2021/8/30 下午8:28, Xi Ruoyao 写道:
> On Mon, 2021-08-30 at 10:32 +0800, Jiaxun Yang wrote:
>> 在 2021/8/29 20:49, Xi Ruoyao 写道:
>>> Newest Loongson-3 processors have moved to use LoongArch
>>> architecture.
>>> Sadly, the LL/SC issue is still existing on both latest Loongson-3
>>> processors using MIPS64 (Loongson-3A4000) and LoongArch
>>> (Loongson-3A5000).
>> LLSC is fixed on Loongson-3A4000 as per CPUCFG report.
> If I don't enable LL/SC fix, GCC libgomp tests fail on both 3A4000 and
> 3A5000 (using for the latter) with "invalid
> access to 0x00000049" or "0x00000005". This is a race condition: it
> does not happen at all with OMP_NUM_THREADS=1, happens with about 10%
> possibility with OMP_NUM_THREADS=2, and about 90% possibility with
> OMP_NUM_THREAD=4 (on 3A5000, on 3A4000 the possibility is lower).
Apologize for the false report, yes, you are right. I had checked with
Loongson guys
and they confirmed that the workaround still needs to be applied to
latest 3A4000
processors, including 3A4000 for MIPS and 3A5000 for LoongArch.

Though, the reason behind the workaround varies with the evaluation of
their uArch,
for GS464V based core, barrier is required as the uArch design allows
regular load
to be reordered after an atomic linked load, and that would break
assumption of compiler
atomic constraints.

For GS464E, barrier is required to flush the Store Fill Buffer and land
all the cachelines
to L1 cache, otherwise a linked load to a cacheline located at SFB may
cause deadlock.

For original GS464, barrier is required to deal with some kind of
pipeline hazard to
ensure store condition won't be shorted to success.

Patch LGTM. The config symbol looks ambiguous and I'd agree with your
idea of renaming.


- Jiaxun

> My investigation suggests this means a GCC instrinic,
> __atomic_compare_and_exchange_n is not really atomic as it should be.
> If this is not a hardware issue in the GS464V/LA464 uarch, then it will
> be very low-possibility coincidence: two unrelated code-generation bugs
> for __atomic_compare_and_exchange_n (LA port has borrowed some code from
> MIPS port, but the instrinics are of course newly coded). And I've
> inspected libgomp & gcc code about __atomic_compare_and_exchange_n
> carefully, nothing wrong spotted except LoongArch GCC supports "-mfix-
> loongson3-llsc" which adds a "dbar 0" (like "sync" on MIPS) instruction
> after SC (only for instrinics). Enabling this fixes the libgomp
> failures. Likewisely, "-Wa,-mfix-loongson3-llsc" fixes it on 3A4000.
> libgomp code has been verified with thread sanitizer on other
> architectures (unfortunately libtsan is not available on MIPS or
> LoongArch yet), so it's very unlikely to be a coding error leading to
> the race.
> And LL/SC fix is still in Huacai's 3A5000 kernel. In a mail on linux-
> arch Huacai said it's "not so easy to be fixed".
> Or these are two different erratas and I misunderstand them as the same
> one?

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