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From: Will Deacon <will.deacon@arm.com>
To: xinhui <xinhui.pan@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Cc: linux-arch@vger.kernel.org, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	arnd@arndb.de, waiman.long@hp.com, peterz@infradead.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] locking/qrwlock: fix write unlock issue in big endian
Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2016 11:40:33 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20160614104032.GE19407@arm.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <575FA024.7060608@linux.vnet.ibm.com>

On Tue, Jun 14, 2016 at 02:11:48PM +0800, xinhui wrote:
> 
> On 2016年06月08日 17:22, Will Deacon wrote:
> >On Thu, Jun 02, 2016 at 06:09:08PM +0800, Pan Xinhui wrote:
> >>strcut __qrwlock has different layout in big endian machine. we need set
> >>the __qrwlock->wmode to NULL, and the address is not &lock->cnts in big
> >>endian machine.
> >>
> >>Do as what read unlock does. we are lucky that the __qrwlock->wmode's
> >>val is _QW_LOCKED.
> >
> >Doesn't this have wider implications for the qrwlocks, for example:
> >
> >   while ((cnts & _QW_WMASK) == _QW_LOCKED) { ... }
> >
> >would actually end up looking at the wrong field of the lock?
> >
> I does not clearly understand your idea. :(

That's because I'm talking rubbish :) Sorry, I completely confused myself.
Locking is bad enough on its own, but add big-endian to the mix and I'm
all done.

> >Shouldn't we just remove the #ifdef __LITTLE_ENDIAN stuff from __qrwlock,
> >given that all the struct members are u8?
> >
> No. that makes codes complex. for example
> 
> struct __qrwlock lock;
> 
> WRITE_ONCE(lock->wmode, _QW_WAITING);
> if (atomic_(&lock->cnts) == _QW_WAITING) {
> 	do_something();
> }
> 
> IF you remove the  #ifdef __LITTLE_ENDIAN stuff from __qrwlock.
> codes above obviously will break. And we already have such code.

I was wondering more along the lines of having one definition of the data
structure, but then defining _QW_* differently depending on endianness
(i.e. add a << 24 when big-endian). That way queued_write_unlock can
stay like it is (having an arch override to handle the big-endian case
is incredibly ugly).

Will

  reply	other threads:[~2016-06-14 10:40 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2016-06-02 10:09 Pan Xinhui
2016-06-02 10:44 ` Arnd Bergmann
2016-06-02 11:01   ` xinhui
2016-06-02 11:15     ` Peter Zijlstra
2016-06-03  7:20       ` xinhui
2016-06-02 11:02   ` Peter Zijlstra
2016-06-03  7:17     ` xinhui
     [not found]     ` <201606030718.u537FQg0009963@mx0a-001b2d01.pphosted.com>
2016-06-03 20:57       ` Waiman Long
2016-06-06  3:15         ` xinhui
2016-06-08  9:22 ` Will Deacon
2016-06-14  6:11   ` xinhui
2016-06-14 10:40     ` Will Deacon [this message]
2016-06-15  3:47       ` xinhui

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