Re: [PATCH] Fix race condition in the rt_sigprocmask fastcall for IA64.

From: David Mosberger <>
Date: 2005-06-10 06:08:08
Good catch.  Patch looks fine to me.



>>>>> On Thu, 9 Jun 2005 12:29:10 -0700 (PDT), Christoph Lameter <> said:

  current-> blocked will be set to the value of
  current-> thread_info->flags if the cmpxchg to update
  thread_info-> flags fails. For performance reasons the store into
  current-> blocked was placed in the cmpxchg loop. However, the cmpxchg
  Christoph> overwrites the register holding the value to be stored. In the rare
  Christoph> case of a retry the value of thread_info->flags will be written into
  current-> blocked.

  Christoph> The fix is to use another register so that the register containing the
  current-> blocked value is not overwritten.

  Christoph> Signed-off-by: Christoph Lameter <>

  Christoph> Index: linux-2.6.11/arch/ia64/kernel/fsys.S
  Christoph> ===================================================================
  Christoph> --- linux-2.6.11.orig/arch/ia64/kernel/fsys.S	2005-03-01 23:38:34.000000000 -0800
  Christoph> +++ linux-2.6.11/arch/ia64/kernel/fsys.S	2005-06-09 11:46:30.000000000 -0700
  Christoph> @@ -460,9 +460,9 @@ EX(.fail_efault, ld8 r14=[r33])			// r14
  Christoph> ;;
  Christoph> st8 [r2]=r14				// update current->blocked with new mask
  Christoph> -	cmpxchg4.acq r14=[r9],r18,ar.ccv	// current->thread_info->flags <- r18
  Christoph> +	cmpxchg4.acq r8=[r9],r18,ar.ccv		// current->thread_info->flags <- r18
  Christoph> ;;
  Christoph> - p6,p0=r17,r14			// update failed?
  Christoph> + p6,p0=r17,r8			// update failed?
  Christoph> (p6)	br.cond.spnt.few 1b			// yes -> retry
  Christoph> #ifdef CONFIG_SMP
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