Commit 81a43adae3b9 (locking/mutex: Use acquire/release semantics) causing failures on arm64 (ThunderX)

Will Deacon will.deacon at
Fri Dec 11 01:59:46 PST 2015

On Thu, Dec 10, 2015 at 11:43:46AM -0800, David Daney wrote:
> We are getting soft lockup OOPs on Cavium CN88XX (A.K.A. ThunderX), which is
> an arm64 implementation.


> At this point it is unknown if this patch is incorrect, or if the underlying
> ARM64 atomic_*_{acquire,release} primitives are defective, or if the problem
> lies elsewhere.

Are you using the ll/sc or lse versions of the atomics? In the case of
the former, are they inline or out-of-line (this depends on whether or
not you've selected CONFIG_ARM64_LSE_ATOMICS and whether or not you have
toolchain support)?


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