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Date:   Thu, 30 Aug 2018 15:23:55 +0100
From:   Will Deacon <will.deacon@....com>
To:     Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>
Cc:     Eugeniy Paltsev <Eugeniy.Paltsev@...opsys.com>,
        "mingo@...nel.org" <mingo@...nel.org>,
        "linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        "Alexey.Brodkin@...opsys.com" <Alexey.Brodkin@...opsys.com>,
        "Vineet.Gupta1@...opsys.com" <Vineet.Gupta1@...opsys.com>,
        "tglx@...utronix.de" <tglx@...utronix.de>,
        "linux-snps-arc@...ts.infradead.org" 
        <linux-snps-arc@...ts.infradead.org>,
        "yamada.masahiro@...ionext.com" <yamada.masahiro@...ionext.com>,
        "linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org" 
        <linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org>,
        "linux-arch@...r.kernel.org" <linux-arch@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: Patch "asm-generic/bitops/lock.h: Rewrite using atomic_fetch_"
 causes kernel crash

On Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 04:17:13PM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 30, 2018 at 11:53:17AM +0000, Eugeniy Paltsev wrote:
> > I can see crashes with LLSC enabled in both SMP running on 4 cores
> > and SMP running on 1 core.
> 
> So you're running on LL/SC enabled hardware; that would make Will's
> patch irrelevant (although still a good idea for the hardware that does
> care about that spinlocked atomic crud).

Yeah, that's a good point. I think the !LLSC case is broken without my
patch, so we're looking at two bugs...

> Does something like the below cure things? That would confirm the
> suggestion that the change to __clear_bit_unlock() is the curprit.
> 
> If that doesn't cure things, then we've been looking in entirely the
> wrong place.

Yes, that would be worth trying. However, I also just noticed that the
fetch-ops (which are now used to implement test_and_set_bit_lock()) seem
to be missing the backwards branch in the LL/SC case. Yet another diff
below.

Will

--->8

diff --git a/arch/arc/include/asm/atomic.h b/arch/arc/include/asm/atomic.h
index 4e0072730241..f06c5ed672b3 100644
--- a/arch/arc/include/asm/atomic.h
+++ b/arch/arc/include/asm/atomic.h
@@ -84,7 +84,7 @@ static inline int atomic_fetch_##op(int i, atomic_t *v)			\
 	"1:	llock   %[orig], [%[ctr]]		\n"		\
 	"	" #asm_op " %[val], %[orig], %[i]	\n"		\
 	"	scond   %[val], [%[ctr]]		\n"		\
-	"						\n"		\
+	"	bnz	1b				\n"		\
 	: [val]	"=&r"	(val),						\
 	  [orig] "=&r" (orig)						\
 	: [ctr]	"r"	(&v->counter),					\

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