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authorPaul E. McKenney <paulmck@us.ibm.com>2006-09-29 02:00:11 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@g5.osdl.org>2006-09-29 09:18:13 -0700
commita45bce49545739a940f8bd4ca85c3b7435564893 (patch)
tree3f558e487448db9e49c8d4cd36379d9f42f93da2
parent99de055ac065e19ed69de961e97c6336a261b34e (diff)
downloadlinaro-lsk-a45bce49545739a940f8bd4ca85c3b7435564893.tar.gz
[PATCH] memory ordering in __kfifo primitives
Both __kfifo_put() and __kfifo_get() have header comments stating that if there is but one concurrent reader and one concurrent writer, locking is not necessary. This is almost the case, but a couple of memory barriers are needed. Another option would be to change the header comments to remove the bit about locking not being needed, and to change the those callers who currently don't use locking to add the required locking. The attachment analyzes this approach, but the patch below seems simpler. Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@us.ibm.com> Cc: Stelian Pop <stelian@popies.net> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
-rw-r--r--kernel/kfifo.c28
1 files changed, 28 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/kfifo.c b/kernel/kfifo.c
index 64ab045c3d9..5d1d907378a 100644
--- a/kernel/kfifo.c
+++ b/kernel/kfifo.c
@@ -122,6 +122,13 @@ unsigned int __kfifo_put(struct kfifo *fifo,
len = min(len, fifo->size - fifo->in + fifo->out);
+ /*
+ * Ensure that we sample the fifo->out index -before- we
+ * start putting bytes into the kfifo.
+ */
+
+ smp_mb();
+
/* first put the data starting from fifo->in to buffer end */
l = min(len, fifo->size - (fifo->in & (fifo->size - 1)));
memcpy(fifo->buffer + (fifo->in & (fifo->size - 1)), buffer, l);
@@ -129,6 +136,13 @@ unsigned int __kfifo_put(struct kfifo *fifo,
/* then put the rest (if any) at the beginning of the buffer */
memcpy(fifo->buffer, buffer + l, len - l);
+ /*
+ * Ensure that we add the bytes to the kfifo -before-
+ * we update the fifo->in index.
+ */
+
+ smp_wmb();
+
fifo->in += len;
return len;
@@ -154,6 +168,13 @@ unsigned int __kfifo_get(struct kfifo *fifo,
len = min(len, fifo->in - fifo->out);
+ /*
+ * Ensure that we sample the fifo->in index -before- we
+ * start removing bytes from the kfifo.
+ */
+
+ smp_rmb();
+
/* first get the data from fifo->out until the end of the buffer */
l = min(len, fifo->size - (fifo->out & (fifo->size - 1)));
memcpy(buffer, fifo->buffer + (fifo->out & (fifo->size - 1)), l);
@@ -161,6 +182,13 @@ unsigned int __kfifo_get(struct kfifo *fifo,
/* then get the rest (if any) from the beginning of the buffer */
memcpy(buffer + l, fifo->buffer, len - l);
+ /*
+ * Ensure that we remove the bytes from the kfifo -before-
+ * we update the fifo->out index.
+ */
+
+ smp_mb();
+
fifo->out += len;
return len;