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Date:	Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:38:39 -0400
From:	Benjamin LaHaise <bcrl@...ck.org>
To:	Jens Axboe <axboe@...nel.dk>
Cc:	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
	Robert Elliot <Elliott@...com>, linux-aio@...ck.org,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	Christoph Hellwig <hch@...radead.org>, stable@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] aio: protect reqs_available updates from changes in interrupt handlers

On Mon, Jul 14, 2014 at 07:30:43PM +0200, Jens Axboe wrote:
> Why not just makes this:
> 
> 	local_irq_save(flags);
> 	kcpu = this_put_ptr(...);
> 	...
> 
> and get rid of the preemption bits, it's a bit redundant now you need to 
> kill local interrupts anyway.

*nod*.  I'll add the following cleanup patch, as the first version already 
got merged into another tree.

		-ben

diff --git a/fs/aio.c b/fs/aio.c
index 1c9c5f0..104da62 100644
--- a/fs/aio.c
+++ b/fs/aio.c
@@ -832,10 +832,8 @@ static void put_reqs_available(struct kioctx *ctx, unsigned nr)
 	struct kioctx_cpu *kcpu;
 	unsigned long flags;
 
-	preempt_disable();
-	kcpu = this_cpu_ptr(ctx->cpu);
-
 	local_irq_save(flags);
+	kcpu = this_cpu_ptr(ctx->cpu);
 	kcpu->reqs_available += nr;
 
 	while (kcpu->reqs_available >= ctx->req_batch * 2) {
@@ -844,7 +842,6 @@ static void put_reqs_available(struct kioctx *ctx, unsigned nr)
 	}
 
 	local_irq_restore(flags);
-	preempt_enable();
 }
 
 static bool get_reqs_available(struct kioctx *ctx)
@@ -853,10 +850,8 @@ static bool get_reqs_available(struct kioctx *ctx)
 	bool ret = false;
 	unsigned long flags;
 
-	preempt_disable();
-	kcpu = this_cpu_ptr(ctx->cpu);
-
 	local_irq_save(flags);
+	kcpu = this_cpu_ptr(ctx->cpu);
 	if (!kcpu->reqs_available) {
 		int old, avail = atomic_read(&ctx->reqs_available);
 
@@ -876,7 +871,6 @@ static bool get_reqs_available(struct kioctx *ctx)
 	kcpu->reqs_available--;
 out:
 	local_irq_restore(flags);
-	preempt_enable();
 	return ret;
 }
 

		-ben
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