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From: "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@kernel.org>
To: Valentin Schneider <valentin.schneider@arm.com>
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	linux-arm-kernel@lists.infradead.org,
	linux-rt-users@vger.kernel.org,
	Catalin Marinas <catalin.marinas@arm.com>,
	Will Deacon <will@kernel.org>, Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>,
	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>,
	Daniel Bristot de Oliveira <bristot@redhat.com>,
	Josh Triplett <josh@joshtriplett.org>,
	Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@efficios.com>,
	Lai Jiangshan <jiangshanlai@gmail.com>,
	Joel Fernandes <joel@joelfernandes.org>,
	Anshuman Khandual <anshuman.khandual@arm.com>,
	Vincenzo Frascino <vincenzo.frascino@arm.com>,
	Steven Price <steven.price@arm.com>,
	Ard Biesheuvel <ardb@kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/3] sched: Introduce is_pcpu_safe()
Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2021 09:23:27 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20210727162327.GA4397@paulmck-ThinkPad-P17-Gen-1> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210721115118.729943-2-valentin.schneider@arm.com>

On Wed, Jul 21, 2021 at 12:51:16PM +0100, Valentin Schneider wrote:
> Some areas use preempt_disable() + preempt_enable() to safely access
> per-CPU data. The PREEMPT_RT folks have shown this can also be done by
> keeping preemption enabled and instead disabling migration (and acquiring a
> sleepable lock, if relevant).
> 
> Introduce a helper which checks whether the current task can safely access
> per-CPU data, IOW if the task's context guarantees the accesses will target
> a single CPU. This accounts for preemption, CPU affinity, and migrate
> disable - note that the CPU affinity check also mandates the presence of
> PF_NO_SETAFFINITY, as otherwise userspace could concurrently render the
> upcoming per-CPU access(es) unsafe.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Valentin Schneider <valentin.schneider@arm.com>

Acked-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@kernel.org>

> ---
>  include/linux/sched.h | 10 ++++++++++
>  1 file changed, 10 insertions(+)
> 
> diff --git a/include/linux/sched.h b/include/linux/sched.h
> index efdbdf654876..7ce2d5c1ad55 100644
> --- a/include/linux/sched.h
> +++ b/include/linux/sched.h
> @@ -1707,6 +1707,16 @@ static inline bool is_percpu_thread(void)
>  #endif
>  }
>  
> +/* Is the current task guaranteed not to be migrated elsewhere? */
> +static inline bool is_pcpu_safe(void)
> +{
> +#ifdef CONFIG_SMP
> +	return !preemptible() || is_percpu_thread() || current->migration_disabled;
> +#else
> +	return true;
> +#endif
> +}
> +
>  /* Per-process atomic flags. */
>  #define PFA_NO_NEW_PRIVS		0	/* May not gain new privileges. */
>  #define PFA_SPREAD_PAGE			1	/* Spread page cache over cpuset */
> -- 
> 2.25.1
> 

  reply	other threads:[~2021-07-27 16:23 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-07-21 11:51 [PATCH 0/3] sched: migrate_disable() vs per-CPU access safety checks Valentin Schneider
2021-07-21 11:51 ` [PATCH 1/3] sched: Introduce is_pcpu_safe() Valentin Schneider
2021-07-27 16:23   ` Paul E. McKenney [this message]
2021-07-21 11:51 ` [PATCH 2/3] rcu/nocb: Check for migratability rather than pure preemptability Valentin Schneider
2021-07-27 16:24   ` Paul E. McKenney
2021-07-27 23:08   ` Frederic Weisbecker
2021-07-28 19:34     ` Valentin Schneider
2021-07-28 22:01       ` Frederic Weisbecker
2021-07-29  1:04         ` Paul E. McKenney
2021-07-29 10:51           ` Valentin Schneider
2021-07-21 11:51 ` [PATCH 3/3] arm64: mm: Make arch_faults_on_old_pte() check for migratability Valentin Schneider
2021-07-27 19:45 ` [PATCH 0/3] sched: migrate_disable() vs per-CPU access safety checks Thomas Gleixner

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