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From: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
To: Will Deacon <will@kernel.org>
Cc: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@arndb.de>,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>,
	Michael Ellerman <mpe@ellerman.id.au>,
	Daniel Axtens <dja@axtens.net>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	linuxppc-dev <linuxppc-dev@lists.ozlabs.org>,
	Christophe Leroy <christophe.leroy@c-s.fr>,
	linux-arch <linux-arch@vger.kernel.org>,
	Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@arm.com>,
	Segher Boessenkool <segher@kernel.crashing.org>,
	Christian Borntraeger <borntraeger@de.ibm.com>
Subject: Re: READ_ONCE() + STACKPROTECTOR_STRONG == :/ (was Re: [GIT PULL] Please pull powerpc/linux.git powerpc-5.5-2 tag (topic/kasan-bitops))
Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2019 12:47:24 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20191216114724.GL2844@hirez.programming.kicks-ass.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20191213144359.GA3826@willie-the-truck>

On Mon, Dec 16, 2019 at 10:28:06AM +0000, Will Deacon wrote:
> However, enabling this for 32-bit ARM is total carnage; as Linus mentioned,
> a whole bunch of code appears to be relying on atomic 64-bit access of
> READ_ONCE(); the perf ring buffer, io_uring, the scheduler, pm_runtime,
> cpuidle, ... :(
> 
> Unfortunately, at least some of these *do* look like bugs, but I can't see
> how we can fix them, not least because the first two are user ABI afaict. It
> may also be that in practice we get 2x32-bit stores, and that works out fine
> when storing a 32-bit virtual address. I'm not sure what (if anything) the
> compiler guarantees in these cases.

Perf does indeed have a (known) problem here for the head/tail values.
Last time we looked at that nobody could really come up with a sane
solution that wouldn't break something.

I'll try and dig out that thread. Perhaps casting the value to 'unsigned
long' internally might work, I forgot the details.

  reply	other threads:[~2019-12-16 11:47 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 43+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-12-06 12:46 [GIT PULL] Please pull powerpc/linux.git powerpc-5.5-2 tag (topic/kasan-bitops) Michael Ellerman
2019-12-06 13:16 ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-12-10  5:38   ` Michael Ellerman
2019-12-10 10:15     ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-12-11  0:29       ` Michael Ellerman
2019-12-12  5:42   ` READ_ONCE() + STACKPROTECTOR_STRONG == :/ (was Re: [GIT PULL] Please pull powerpc/linux.git powerpc-5.5-2 tag (topic/kasan-bitops)) Michael Ellerman
2019-12-12  8:01     ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-12-12 10:07       ` Will Deacon
2019-12-12 10:46         ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-12-12 17:04           ` Will Deacon
2019-12-12 17:16             ` Will Deacon
2019-12-12 17:41           ` Linus Torvalds
2019-12-12 17:50             ` Segher Boessenkool
2019-12-12 18:06             ` Will Deacon
2019-12-12 18:29               ` Christian Borntraeger
2019-12-12 18:43               ` Linus Torvalds
2019-12-12 19:34                 ` Will Deacon
2019-12-12 20:21                   ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-12-12 20:53                     ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-12-13 10:47                       ` Luc Van Oostenryck
2019-12-13 12:56                         ` Peter Zijlstra
2019-12-13 14:28                           ` Luc Van Oostenryck
2019-12-12 20:49                   ` Linus Torvalds
2019-12-13 13:17                     ` Arnd Bergmann
2019-12-13 21:32                       ` Arnd Bergmann
2019-12-13 22:01                         ` Linus Torvalds
2019-12-16 10:28                       ` Will Deacon
2019-12-16 11:47                         ` Peter Zijlstra [this message]
2019-12-16 12:06                         ` Arnd Bergmann
2019-12-17 17:07                     ` Will Deacon
2019-12-17 18:04                       ` Linus Torvalds
2019-12-17 18:05                         ` Linus Torvalds
2019-12-17 18:31                           ` Will Deacon
2019-12-17 18:32                         ` Linus Torvalds
2019-12-18 12:17                           ` Michael Ellerman
2019-12-19 12:11                           ` Will Deacon
2019-12-18 10:22                     ` Christian Borntraeger
2019-12-18 10:35                       ` Will Deacon
2019-12-13 12:07           ` Michael Ellerman
2019-12-13 13:53             ` Segher Boessenkool
2019-12-13 21:06               ` Michael Ellerman
2019-12-12 15:10     ` Segher Boessenkool
2019-12-06 22:15 ` [GIT PULL] Please pull powerpc/linux.git powerpc-5.5-2 tag (topic/kasan-bitops) pr-tracker-bot

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