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authorPeter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>2016-08-23 13:36:04 +0200
committerIngo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>2016-10-25 11:31:50 +0200
commit3ca0ff571b092ee4d807f1168caa428d95b0173b (patch)
treebde73cbec0c0fb44da58291546da58830384fb14 /arch/arm/include/asm/mutex.h
parentlocking/drm: Kill mutex trickery (diff)
locking/mutex: Rework mutex::owner
The current mutex implementation has an atomic lock word and a non-atomic owner field. This disparity leads to a number of issues with the current mutex code as it means that we can have a locked mutex without an explicit owner (because the owner field has not been set, or already cleared). This leads to a number of weird corner cases, esp. between the optimistic spinning and debug code. Where the optimistic spinning code needs the owner field updated inside the lock region, the debug code is more relaxed because the whole lock is serialized by the wait_lock. Also, the spinning code itself has a few corner cases where we need to deal with a held lock without an owner field. Furthermore, it becomes even more of a problem when trying to fix starvation cases in the current code. We end up stacking special case on special case. To solve this rework the basic mutex implementation to be a single atomic word that contains the owner and uses the low bits for extra state. This matches how PI futexes and rt_mutex already work. By having the owner an integral part of the lock state a lot of the problems dissapear and we get a better option to deal with starvation cases, direct owner handoff. Changing the basic mutex does however invalidate all the arch specific mutex code; this patch leaves that unused in-place, a later patch will remove that. Tested-by: Jason Low <jason.low2@hpe.com> Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <peterz@infradead.org> Reviewed-by: Will Deacon <will.deacon@arm.com> Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> Cc: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
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