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Date:   Thu, 13 Apr 2017 10:51:03 -0400 (EDT)
From:   David Miller <>
Subject: Re: [patch V2 13/13] crypto: n2 - Replace racy task affinity logic

From: Thomas Gleixner <>
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2017 10:20:23 +0200 (CEST)

> 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 <>
> Acked-by: Herbert Xu <>

Acked-by: David S. Miller <>

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