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From: "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
To: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Cc: mingo@elte.hu, laijs@cn.fujitsu.com, dipankar@in.ibm.com,
	akpm@linux-foundation.org, mathieu.desnoyers@polymtl.ca,
	josh@joshtriplett.org, niv@us.ibm.com, tglx@linutronix.de,
	peterz@infradead.org, rostedt@goodmis.org,
	Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu, dhowells@redhat.com,
	eric.dumazet@gmail.com, darren@dvhart.com, fweisbec@gmail.com,
	sbw@mit.edu, patches@linaro.org,
	"Paul E. McKenney" <paul.mckenney@linaro.org>,
	"Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Subject: [PATCH tip/core/rcu 21/23] rcu: Eliminate signed overflow in synchronize_rcu_expedited()
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2012 11:18:36 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <1346350718-30937-21-git-send-email-paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1346350718-30937-1-git-send-email-paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>

From: "Paul E. McKenney" <paul.mckenney@linaro.org>

In the C language, signed overflow is undefined.  It is true that
twos-complement arithmetic normally comes to the rescue, but if the
compiler can subvert this any time it has any information about the values
being compared.  For example, given "if (a - b > 0)", if the compiler
has enough information to realize that (for example) the value of "a"
is positive and that of "b" is negative, the compiler is within its
rights to optimize to a simple "if (1)", which might not be what you want.

This commit therefore converts synchronize_rcu_expedited()'s work-done
detection counter from signed to unsigned.

Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paul.mckenney@linaro.org>
Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
---
 kernel/rcutree_plugin.h |    8 ++++----
 1 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/rcutree_plugin.h b/kernel/rcutree_plugin.h
index befb0b2..7ed45c9 100644
--- a/kernel/rcutree_plugin.h
+++ b/kernel/rcutree_plugin.h
@@ -677,7 +677,7 @@ void synchronize_rcu(void)
 EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(synchronize_rcu);
 
 static DECLARE_WAIT_QUEUE_HEAD(sync_rcu_preempt_exp_wq);
-static long sync_rcu_preempt_exp_count;
+static unsigned long sync_rcu_preempt_exp_count;
 static DEFINE_MUTEX(sync_rcu_preempt_exp_mutex);
 
 /*
@@ -792,7 +792,7 @@ void synchronize_rcu_expedited(void)
 	unsigned long flags;
 	struct rcu_node *rnp;
 	struct rcu_state *rsp = &rcu_preempt_state;
-	long snap;
+	unsigned long snap;
 	int trycount = 0;
 
 	smp_mb(); /* Caller's modifications seen first by other CPUs. */
@@ -811,10 +811,10 @@ void synchronize_rcu_expedited(void)
 			synchronize_rcu();
 			return;
 		}
-		if ((ACCESS_ONCE(sync_rcu_preempt_exp_count) - snap) > 0)
+		if (ULONG_CMP_LT(snap, ACCESS_ONCE(sync_rcu_preempt_exp_count)))
 			goto mb_ret; /* Others did our work for us. */
 	}
-	if ((ACCESS_ONCE(sync_rcu_preempt_exp_count) - snap) > 0)
+	if (ULONG_CMP_LT(snap, ACCESS_ONCE(sync_rcu_preempt_exp_count)))
 		goto unlock_mb_ret; /* Others did our work for us. */
 
 	/* force all RCU readers onto ->blkd_tasks lists. */
-- 
1.7.8


  parent reply	other threads:[~2012-08-30 18:20 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 85+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2012-08-30 18:18 [PATCH tip/core/rcu 0/23] Improvements to RT response on big systems and expedited functions Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-30 18:18 ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 01/23] rcu: Move RCU grace-period initialization into a kthread Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-30 18:18   ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 02/23] rcu: Allow RCU grace-period initialization to be preempted Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-02  1:09     ` Josh Triplett
2012-09-05  1:22       ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-30 18:18   ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 03/23] rcu: Move RCU grace-period cleanup into kthread Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-02  1:22     ` Josh Triplett
2012-09-06 13:34     ` Peter Zijlstra
2012-09-06 17:29       ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-30 18:18   ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 04/23] rcu: Allow RCU grace-period cleanup to be preempted Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-02  1:36     ` Josh Triplett
2012-08-30 18:18   ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 05/23] rcu: Prevent offline CPUs from executing RCU core code Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-02  1:45     ` Josh Triplett
2012-08-30 18:18   ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 06/23] rcu: Break up rcu_gp_kthread() into subfunctions Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-02  2:11     ` Josh Triplett
2012-09-06 13:39     ` Peter Zijlstra
2012-09-06 17:32       ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-06 18:49         ` Josh Triplett
2012-09-06 19:09           ` Peter Zijlstra
2012-09-06 20:30             ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-06 20:30           ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-30 18:18   ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 07/23] rcu: Provide OOM handler to motivate lazy RCU callbacks Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-02  2:13     ` Josh Triplett
2012-09-03  9:08     ` Lai Jiangshan
2012-09-05 17:45       ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-06 13:46     ` Peter Zijlstra
2012-09-06 13:52       ` Steven Rostedt
2012-09-06 17:41         ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-06 17:46           ` Peter Zijlstra
2012-09-06 20:32             ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-30 18:18   ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 08/23] rcu: Segregate rcu_state fields to improve cache locality Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-02  2:51     ` Josh Triplett
2012-08-30 18:18   ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 09/23] rcu: Move quiescent-state forcing into kthread Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-30 18:18   ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 10/23] rcu: Allow RCU quiescent-state forcing to be preempted Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-02  5:23     ` Josh Triplett
2012-08-30 18:18   ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 11/23] rcu: Adjust debugfs tracing for kthread-based quiescent-state forcing Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-02  6:05     ` Josh Triplett
2012-08-30 18:18   ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 12/23] rcu: Prevent force_quiescent_state() memory contention Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-02 10:47     ` Josh Triplett
2012-08-30 18:18   ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 13/23] rcu: Control grace-period duration from sysfs Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-03  9:30     ` Josh Triplett
2012-09-03  9:31       ` Josh Triplett
2012-09-06 14:15     ` Peter Zijlstra
2012-09-06 17:53       ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-06 18:28         ` Peter Zijlstra
2012-09-06 20:37           ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-30 18:18   ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 14/23] rcu: Remove now-unused rcu_state fields Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-03  9:31     ` Josh Triplett
2012-09-06 14:17     ` Peter Zijlstra
2012-09-06 18:02       ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-30 18:18   ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 15/23] rcu: Make rcutree module parameters visible in sysfs Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-03  9:32     ` Josh Triplett
2012-08-30 18:18   ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 16/23] rcu: Prevent initialization-time quiescent-state race Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-03  9:37     ` Josh Triplett
2012-09-05 18:19       ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-05 18:55         ` Josh Triplett
2012-09-05 19:49           ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-06 14:21         ` Peter Zijlstra
2012-09-06 16:18           ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-06 16:22             ` Peter Zijlstra
2012-08-30 18:18   ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 17/23] rcu: Fix day-zero grace-period initialization/cleanup race Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-03  9:39     ` Josh Triplett
2012-09-06 14:24     ` Peter Zijlstra
2012-09-06 18:06       ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-30 18:18   ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 18/23] rcu: Add random PROVE_RCU_DELAY to grace-period initialization Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-03  9:41     ` Josh Triplett
2012-09-06 14:27     ` Peter Zijlstra
2012-09-06 18:25       ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-30 18:18   ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 19/23] rcu: Adjust for unconditional ->completed assignment Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-03  9:42     ` Josh Triplett
2012-08-30 18:18   ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 20/23] rcu: Remove callback acceleration from grace-period initialization Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-03  9:42     ` Josh Triplett
2012-08-30 18:18   ` Paul E. McKenney [this message]
2012-09-03  9:43     ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 21/23] rcu: Eliminate signed overflow in synchronize_rcu_expedited() Josh Triplett
2012-08-30 18:18   ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 22/23] rcu: Reduce synchronize_rcu_expedited() latency Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-03  9:46     ` Josh Triplett
2012-08-30 18:18   ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 23/23] rcu: Simplify quiescent-state detection Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-03  9:56     ` Josh Triplett
2012-09-06 14:36     ` Peter Zijlstra
2012-09-06 20:01       ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-06 21:18         ` Mathieu Desnoyers
2012-09-06 21:31           ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-02  1:04   ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 01/23] rcu: Move RCU grace-period initialization into a kthread Josh Triplett
2012-09-06 13:32   ` Peter Zijlstra
2012-09-06 17:00     ` Paul E. McKenney

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