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Date:   Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:56:15 +0800
From:   Herbert Xu <herbert@...dor.apana.org.au>
To:     Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>
Cc:     LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>,
        Ingo Molnar <mingo@...nel.org>,
        Sebastian Siewior <bigeasy@...utronix.de>,
        Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@...nel.crashing.org>,
        "David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Fenghua Yu <fenghua.yu@...el.com>,
        Lai Jiangshan <jiangshanlai@...il.com>,
        Len Brown <lenb@...nel.org>,
        Michael Ellerman <mpe@...erman.id.au>,
        "Rafael J. Wysocki" <rjw@...ysocki.net>, Tejun Heo <tj@...nel.org>,
        Tony Luck <tony.luck@...el.com>,
        Viresh Kumar <viresh.kumar@...aro.org>,
        linux-crypto@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [patch 13/13] crypto: n2 - Replace racy task affinity logic

On Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 10:07:39PM +0200, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> spu_queue_register() needs to invoke setup functions on a particular
> CPU. This is achieved by temporarily setting the affinity of the
> calling user space thread to the requested CPU and reset it to the original
> affinity afterwards.
> 
> That's racy vs. CPU hotplug and concurrent affinity settings for that
> thread resulting in code executing on the wrong CPU and overwriting the
> new affinity setting.
> 
> Replace it by using work_on_cpu_safe() which guarantees to run the code on
> the requested CPU or to fail in case the CPU is offline.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>
> Cc: Herbert Xu <herbert@...dor.apana.org.au>
> Cc: "David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>
> Cc: linux-crypto@...r.kernel.org

Acked-by: Herbert Xu <herbert@...dor.apana.org.au>
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