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Date:	Tue, 6 Oct 2015 09:19:27 -0700
From:	tip-bot for Davidlohr Bueso <>
Subject: [tip:locking/core] locking/mcs: Use acquire/release semantics

Commit-ID:  3552a07a9c4aea32cc092fadf10a186c84ed8a61
Author:     Davidlohr Bueso <>
AuthorDate: Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:03:14 -0700
Committer:  Ingo Molnar <>
CommitDate: Tue, 6 Oct 2015 17:28:23 +0200

locking/mcs: Use acquire/release semantics

As of 654672d4ba1 (locking/atomics: Add _{acquire|release|relaxed}()
variants of some atomic operations) and 6d79ef2d30e (locking, asm-generic:
Add _{relaxed|acquire|release}() variants for 'atomic_long_t'), weakly
ordered archs can benefit from more relaxed use of barriers when locking
and unlocking, instead of regular full barrier semantics. While currently
only arm64 supports such optimizations, updating corresponding locking
primitives serves for other archs to immediately benefit as well, once the
necessary machinery is implemented of course.

Signed-off-by: Davidlohr Bueso <>
Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <>
Reviewed-by: Thomas Gleixner <>
Cc: Andrew Morton <>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <>
Cc: Paul E. McKenney <>
Cc: Paul E.McKenney <>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <>
Cc: Will Deacon <>
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <>
 kernel/locking/mcs_spinlock.h | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/locking/mcs_spinlock.h b/kernel/locking/mcs_spinlock.h
index fd91aaa..5b9102a 100644
--- a/kernel/locking/mcs_spinlock.h
+++ b/kernel/locking/mcs_spinlock.h
@@ -67,7 +67,7 @@ void mcs_spin_lock(struct mcs_spinlock **lock, struct mcs_spinlock *node)
 	node->locked = 0;
 	node->next   = NULL;
-	prev = xchg(lock, node);
+	prev = xchg_acquire(lock, node);
 	if (likely(prev == NULL)) {
 		 * Lock acquired, don't need to set node->locked to 1. Threads
@@ -98,7 +98,7 @@ void mcs_spin_unlock(struct mcs_spinlock **lock, struct mcs_spinlock *node)
 		 * Release the lock by setting it to NULL
-		if (likely(cmpxchg(lock, node, NULL) == node))
+		if (likely(cmpxchg_release(lock, node, NULL) == node))
 		/* Wait until the next pointer is set */
 		while (!(next = READ_ONCE(node->next)))
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