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Date:   Fri, 10 May 2019 11:40:02 +0800
From:   Ming Lei <ming.lei@...hat.com>
To:     Andrea Parri <andrea.parri@...rulasolutions.com>
Cc:     linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, stable@...r.kernel.org,
        Jens Axboe <axboe@...nel.dk>, linux-block@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/5] bio: fix improper use of smp_mb__before_atomic()

On Mon, Apr 29, 2019 at 10:14:58PM +0200, Andrea Parri wrote:
> This barrier only applies to the read-modify-write operations; in
> particular, it does not apply to the atomic_set() primitive.
> 
> Replace the barrier with an smp_mb().
> 
> Fixes: dac56212e8127 ("bio: skip atomic inc/dec of ->bi_cnt for most use cases")
> Cc: stable@...r.kernel.org
> Reported-by: "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@...ux.ibm.com>
> Reported-by: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>
> Signed-off-by: Andrea Parri <andrea.parri@...rulasolutions.com>
> Cc: Jens Axboe <axboe@...nel.dk>
> Cc: linux-block@...r.kernel.org
> ---
>  include/linux/bio.h | 2 +-
>  1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> 
> diff --git a/include/linux/bio.h b/include/linux/bio.h
> index e584673c18814..5becbafb84e8a 100644
> --- a/include/linux/bio.h
> +++ b/include/linux/bio.h
> @@ -224,7 +224,7 @@ static inline void bio_cnt_set(struct bio *bio, unsigned int count)
>  {
>  	if (count != 1) {
>  		bio->bi_flags |= (1 << BIO_REFFED);
> -		smp_mb__before_atomic();
> +		smp_mb();
>  	}
>  	atomic_set(&bio->__bi_cnt, count);
>  }
> -- 
> 2.7.4
> 

Looks fine,

Reviewed-by: Ming Lei <ming.lei@...hat.com>

Thanks,
Ming

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