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Date:   Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:51:14 -0800
From:   "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
To:     linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Cc:     mingo@...nel.org, jiangshanlai@...il.com, dipankar@...ibm.com,
        akpm@...ux-foundation.org, mathieu.desnoyers@...icios.com,
        josh@...htriplett.org, tglx@...utronix.de, peterz@...radead.org,
        rostedt@...dmis.org, dhowells@...hat.com, edumazet@...gle.com,
        dvhart@...ux.intel.com, fweisbec@...il.com, oleg@...hat.com,
        bobby.prani@...il.com, <stable@...r.kernel.org>,
        "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>,
        Chris Metcalf <cmetcalf@...lanox.com>,
        Rik van Riel <riel@...hat.com>
Subject: [PATCH v3 tip/core/rcu 03/18] Fix: Disable sys_membarrier when nohz_full is enabled

From: Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@...icios.com>

Userspace applications should be allowed to expect the membarrier system
call with MEMBARRIER_CMD_SHARED command to issue memory barriers on
nohz_full CPUs, but synchronize_sched() does not take those into
account.

Given that we do not want unrelated processes to be able to affect
real-time sensitive nohz_full CPUs, simply return ENOSYS when membarrier
is invoked on a kernel with enabled nohz_full CPUs.

Signed-off-by: Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@...icios.com>
CC: Josh Triplett <josh@...htriplett.org>
CC: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@...dmis.org>
CC: <stable@...r.kernel.org>	[3.10+]
Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@...il.com>
Cc: Chris Metcalf <cmetcalf@...lanox.com>
Cc: Rik van Riel <riel@...hat.com>
Acked-by: Lai Jiangshan <jiangshanlai@...il.com>
Reviewed-by: Josh Triplett <josh@...htriplett.org>
---
 kernel/membarrier.c | 4 ++++
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)

diff --git a/kernel/membarrier.c b/kernel/membarrier.c
index 536c727a56e9..9f9284f37f8d 100644
--- a/kernel/membarrier.c
+++ b/kernel/membarrier.c
@@ -16,6 +16,7 @@
 
 #include <linux/syscalls.h>
 #include <linux/membarrier.h>
+#include <linux/tick.h>
 
 /*
  * Bitmask made from a "or" of all commands within enum membarrier_cmd,
@@ -51,6 +52,9 @@
  */
 SYSCALL_DEFINE2(membarrier, int, cmd, int, flags)
 {
+	/* MEMBARRIER_CMD_SHARED is not compatible with nohz_full. */
+	if (tick_nohz_full_enabled())
+		return -ENOSYS;
 	if (unlikely(flags))
 		return -EINVAL;
 	switch (cmd) {
-- 
2.5.2

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