Re: x86: Inconsistent xAPIC synchronization in arch_irq_work_raise?

From: Jan Kiszka
Date: Thu Jan 23 2014 - 14:52:13 EST

On 2014-01-23 20:22, Andi Kleen wrote:
>> So now I'm looking for consistent locking rules (which type of lock, who
>> is responsible when issuing IPIs?) and a good (ie. also efficient) way
>> to apply them.
> It has to be lockless, the machine checks run as NMIs.
> The whole point of the self nmi is to get back to a lockable state.

"It" is arch_irq_work_raise, or more?

arch_irq_work_raise looks consistent then, and we now know why there is
the trailing wait.

Remains the question if shorthand IPIs are always locked by their
callers. Some do (those in kernel/apic/io_apic.c e.g.), other seem to be
more relaxed with this (e.g. kernel/apic/hw_nmi.c or
native_send_call_func_single_ipi), unless I miss something again.


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