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Date:	Sat, 28 May 2011 07:41:25 +0200
From:	Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@...il.com>
To:	Arun Sharma <asharma@...com>
Cc:	David Miller <davem@...emloft.net>,
	Maximilian Engelhardt <maxi@...monizer.de>,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	StuStaNet Vorstand <vorstand@...sta.mhn.de>,
	Yann Dupont <Yann.Dupont@...v-nantes.fr>,
	Denys Fedoryshchenko <denys@...p.net.lb>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@...e.hu>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>
Subject: Re: Kernel crash after using new Intel NIC (igb)

Le vendredi 27 mai 2011 à 14:14 -0700, Arun Sharma a écrit :

> The attached works for me for x86_64. Cc'ing Ingo/Thomas for comment.
> 
>  -Arun
> 
> atomic: Refactor atomic_add_unless
> 
> Commit 686a7e3 (inetpeer: fix race in unused_list manipulations)
> in net-2.6 added a atomic_add_unless_return() variant that tries
> to detect 0->1 transitions of an atomic reference count.
> 
> This sounds like a generic functionality that could be expressed
> in terms of an __atomic_add_unless() that returned the old value
> instead of a bool.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Arun Sharma <asharma@...com>
> ---
>  arch/x86/include/asm/atomic.h |   22 ++++++++++++++++++----
>  1 files changed, 18 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/arch/x86/include/asm/atomic.h b/arch/x86/include/asm/atomic.h
> index 952a826..bbdbffe 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/include/asm/atomic.h
> +++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/atomic.h
> @@ -221,15 +221,15 @@ static inline int atomic_xchg(atomic_t *v, int new)
>  }
>  
>  /**
> - * atomic_add_unless - add unless the number is already a given value
> + * __atomic_add_unless - add unless the number is already a given value
>   * @v: pointer of type atomic_t
>   * @a: the amount to add to v...
>   * @u: ...unless v is equal to u.
>   *
>   * Atomically adds @a to @v, so long as @v was not already @u.
> - * Returns non-zero if @v was not @u, and zero otherwise.
> + * Returns the old value of v
>   */
> -static inline int atomic_add_unless(atomic_t *v, int a, int u)
> +static inline int __atomic_add_unless(atomic_t *v, int a, int u)
>  {
>  	int c, old;
>  	c = atomic_read(v);
> @@ -241,7 +241,21 @@ static inline int atomic_add_unless(atomic_t *v, int a, int u)
>  			break;
>  		c = old;
>  	}
> -	return c != (u);
> +	return c;
> +}
> +
> +/**
> + * atomic_add_unless - add unless the number is already a given value
> + * @v: pointer of type atomic_t
> + * @a: the amount to add to v...
> + * @u: ...unless v is equal to u.
> + *
> + * Atomically adds @a to @v, so long as @v was not already @u.
> + * Returns non-zero if @v was not @u, and zero otherwise.
> + */
> +static inline int atomic_add_unless(atomic_t *v, int a, int u)
> +{
> +	return __atomic_add_unless(v, a, u) != u;
>  }
>  
>  #define atomic_inc_not_zero(v) atomic_add_unless((v), 1, 0)

As I said, atomic_add_unless() has several implementations in various
arches. You must take care of all, not only x86.



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