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Date:   Mon, 6 Jul 2020 21:40:12 +0200
From:   Peter Zijlstra <>
To:     "Paul E. McKenney" <>
Cc:     Marco Elver <>,
        Nick Desaulniers <>,
        Sami Tolvanen <>,
        Masahiro Yamada <>,
        Will Deacon <>,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
        Kees Cook <>,
        clang-built-linux <>,
        Kernel Hardening <>,
        linux-arch <>,
        Linux ARM <>,
        Linux Kbuild mailing list <>,
        LKML <>,,
        "maintainer:X86 ARCHITECTURE (32-BIT AND 64-BIT)" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 00/22] add support for Clang LTO

On Mon, Jul 06, 2020 at 11:39:33AM -0700, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 06, 2020 at 08:29:26PM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > On Mon, Jul 06, 2020 at 09:26:33AM -0700, Paul E. McKenney wrote:

> > If they do not consider their Linux OS running correctly :-)
> Many of them really do not care at all.  In fact, some would consider
> Linux failing to run as an added bonus.

This I think is why we have compiler people in the thread that care a
lot more.

> > > Nevertheless, yes, control dependencies also need attention.
> > 
> > Today I added one more \o/
> Just make sure you continually check to make sure that compilers
> don't break it, along with the others you have added.  ;-)


kernel/locking/mcs_spinlock.h:  smp_cond_load_acquire(l, VAL);                          \
kernel/sched/core.c:                    smp_cond_load_acquire(&p->on_cpu, !VAL);
kernel/smp.c:   smp_cond_load_acquire(&csd->node.u_flags, !(VAL & CSD_FLAG_LOCK));

arch/x86/kernel/alternative.c:          atomic_cond_read_acquire(&desc.refs, !VAL);
kernel/locking/qrwlock.c:               atomic_cond_read_acquire(&lock->cnts, !(VAL & _QW_LOCKED));
kernel/locking/qrwlock.c:       atomic_cond_read_acquire(&lock->cnts, !(VAL & _QW_LOCKED));
kernel/locking/qrwlock.c:               atomic_cond_read_acquire(&lock->cnts, VAL == _QW_WAITING);
kernel/locking/qspinlock.c:             atomic_cond_read_acquire(&lock->val, !(VAL & _Q_LOCKED_MASK));
kernel/locking/qspinlock.c:     val = atomic_cond_read_acquire(&lock->val, !(VAL & _Q_LOCKED_PENDING_MASK));

include/linux/refcount.h:               smp_acquire__after_ctrl_dep();
ipc/mqueue.c:                   smp_acquire__after_ctrl_dep();
ipc/msg.c:                      smp_acquire__after_ctrl_dep();
ipc/sem.c:                      smp_acquire__after_ctrl_dep();
kernel/locking/rwsem.c:                 smp_acquire__after_ctrl_dep();
kernel/sched/core.c:    smp_acquire__after_ctrl_dep();


And I'm fairly sure I'm forgetting some... One could argue there's too
many of them to check already.

Both GCC and CLANG had better think about it.

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