[PATCH] RISC-V: Upgrade smp_mb__after_spinlock() to iorw,iorw

Palmer Dabbelt palmerdabbelt at google.com
Thu Jul 16 14:57:26 EDT 2020

While digging through the recent mmiowb preemption issue it came up that
we aren't actually preventing IO from crossing a scheduling boundary.
While it's a bit ugly to overload smp_mb__after_spinlock() with this
behavior, it's what PowerPC is doing so there's some precedent.

Cc: stable at vger.kernel.org
Signed-off-by: Palmer Dabbelt <palmerdabbelt at google.com>
 arch/riscv/include/asm/barrier.h | 10 +++++++++-
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/arch/riscv/include/asm/barrier.h b/arch/riscv/include/asm/barrier.h
index 3f1737f301cc..d0e24aaa2aa0 100644
--- a/arch/riscv/include/asm/barrier.h
+++ b/arch/riscv/include/asm/barrier.h
@@ -58,8 +58,16 @@ do {									\
  * The AQ/RL pair provides a RCpc critical section, but there's not really any
  * way we can take advantage of that here because the ordering is only enforced
  * on that one lock.  Thus, we're just doing a full fence.
+ *
+ * Since we allow writeX to be called from preemptive regions we need at least
+ * an "o" in the predecessor set to ensure device writes are visible before the
+ * task is marked as available for scheduling on a new hart.  While I don't see
+ * any concrete reason we need a full IO fence, it seems safer to just upgrade
+ * this in order to avoid any IO crossing a scheduling boundary.  In both
+ * instances the scheduler pairs this with an mb(), so nothing is necessary on
+ * the new hart.
-#define smp_mb__after_spinlock()	RISCV_FENCE(rw,rw)
+#define smp_mb__after_spinlock()	RISCV_FENCE(iorw,iorw)
 #include <asm-generic/barrier.h>

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