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Date:   Tue,  5 Dec 2017 23:15:31 -0800
From:   Omar Sandoval <osandov@...ndov.com>
To:     linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>,
        Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>
Cc:     kernel-team@...com
Subject: [PATCH] sched/wait: fix add_wait_queue() behavior change

From: Omar Sandoval <osandov@...com>

Commit 50816c48997a ("sched/wait: Standardize internal naming of
wait-queue entries") changed the behavior of add_wait_queue() from
inserting the wait entry at the head of the wait queue to the tail of
the wait queue. That commit was a cleanup and didn't mention any
functional changes so it was likely unintentional. This change in
behavior theoretically breaks wait queues which mix exclusive and
non-exclusive waiters, as non-exclusive waiters will not be woken up if
they are queued behind enough exclusive waiters.

Signed-off-by: Omar Sandoval <osandov@...com>
---
Since Ingo hasn't replied, here's a proper patch.

 kernel/sched/wait.c | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/kernel/sched/wait.c b/kernel/sched/wait.c
index 98feab7933c7..929ecb7d6b78 100644
--- a/kernel/sched/wait.c
+++ b/kernel/sched/wait.c
@@ -27,7 +27,7 @@ void add_wait_queue(struct wait_queue_head *wq_head, struct wait_queue_entry *wq
 
 	wq_entry->flags &= ~WQ_FLAG_EXCLUSIVE;
 	spin_lock_irqsave(&wq_head->lock, flags);
-	__add_wait_queue_entry_tail(wq_head, wq_entry);
+	__add_wait_queue(wq_head, wq_entry);
 	spin_unlock_irqrestore(&wq_head->lock, flags);
 }
 EXPORT_SYMBOL(add_wait_queue);
-- 
2.15.1

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