[PATCH V2] scsi: mpt3sas: remove redundant wmb

Sinan Kaya okaya at codeaurora.org
Fri Apr 7 15:06:18 EDT 2017

Due to relaxed ordering requirements on multiple architectures,
drivers are required to use wmb/rmb/mb combinations when they
need to guarantee observability between the memory and the HW.

The mpt3sas driver is already using wmb() for this purpose.
However, it issues a writel following wmb(). writel() function
on arm/arm64 arhictectures have an embedded wmb() call inside.

This results in unnecessary performance loss and code duplication.

writel already guarantees ordering for both cpu and bus. we don't need
additional wmb()

Signed-off-by: Sinan Kaya <okaya at codeaurora.org>
 drivers/scsi/mpt3sas/mpt3sas_base.c | 2 --
 1 file changed, 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/scsi/mpt3sas/mpt3sas_base.c b/drivers/scsi/mpt3sas/mpt3sas_base.c
index 5b7aec5..18039bb 100644
--- a/drivers/scsi/mpt3sas/mpt3sas_base.c
+++ b/drivers/scsi/mpt3sas/mpt3sas_base.c
@@ -1025,7 +1025,6 @@ static int mpt3sas_remove_dead_ioc_func(void *arg)
 				    0 : ioc->reply_free_host_index + 1;
 				ioc->reply_free[ioc->reply_free_host_index] =
-				wmb();
@@ -1074,7 +1073,6 @@ static int mpt3sas_remove_dead_ioc_func(void *arg)
 		return IRQ_NONE;
-	wmb();
 	if (ioc->is_warpdrive) {

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