[v4,2/4] eventdev: use C11 atomics for lcore timer armed flag
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Message ID 1594137293-22468-2-git-send-email-phil.yang@arm.com
State Accepted, archived
Delegated to: Jerin Jacob
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  • [v4,1/4] eventdev: fix race condition on timer list counter
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Phil Yang July 7, 2020, 3:54 p.m. UTC
The in_use flag is a per core variable which is not shared between
lcores in the normal case and the access of this variable should be
ordered on the same core. However, if non-EAL thread pick the highest
lcore to insert timers into, there is the possibility of conflicts
on this flag between threads. Then the atomic compare-and-swap
operation is needed.

Use the C11 atomics instead of the generic rte_atomic operations to
avoid the unnecessary barrier on aarch64.

Cc: stable@dpdk.org

Signed-off-by: Phil Yang <phil.yang@arm.com>
Reviewed-by: Dharmik Thakkar <dharmik.thakkar@arm.com>
Reviewed-by: Ruifeng Wang <ruifeng.wang@arm.com>
Acked-by: Erik Gabriel Carrillo <erik.g.carrillo@intel.com>
---
v4:
1.Change 'CAS' to 'compare-and-swap' to pass the coding style check.
2.Cc to stable release. (Honnappa)

v2:
1. Make the code comments more accurate. (Erik)
2. Define the in_use flag as an unsigned type. (Stephen)

 lib/librte_eventdev/rte_event_timer_adapter.c | 15 +++++++++++----
 1 file changed, 11 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

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diff --git a/lib/librte_eventdev/rte_event_timer_adapter.c b/lib/librte_eventdev/rte_event_timer_adapter.c
index 370ea40..4ed3013 100644
--- a/lib/librte_eventdev/rte_event_timer_adapter.c
+++ b/lib/librte_eventdev/rte_event_timer_adapter.c
@@ -554,7 +554,7 @@  struct swtim {
 	uint32_t timer_data_id;
 	/* Track which cores have actually armed a timer */
 	struct {
-		rte_atomic16_t v;
+		uint16_t v;
 	} __rte_cache_aligned in_use[RTE_MAX_LCORE];
 	/* Track which cores' timer lists should be polled */
 	unsigned int poll_lcores[RTE_MAX_LCORE];
@@ -606,7 +606,8 @@  swtim_callback(struct rte_timer *tim)
 				      "with immediate expiry value");
 		}
 
-		if (unlikely(rte_atomic16_test_and_set(&sw->in_use[lcore].v))) {
+		if (unlikely(sw->in_use[lcore].v == 0)) {
+			sw->in_use[lcore].v = 1;
 			n_lcores = __atomic_fetch_add(&sw->n_poll_lcores, 1,
 						     __ATOMIC_RELAXED);
 			__atomic_store_n(&sw->poll_lcores[n_lcores], lcore,
@@ -834,7 +835,7 @@  swtim_init(struct rte_event_timer_adapter *adapter)
 
 	/* Initialize the variables that track in-use timer lists */
 	for (i = 0; i < RTE_MAX_LCORE; i++)
-		rte_atomic16_init(&sw->in_use[i].v);
+		sw->in_use[i].v = 0;
 
 	/* Initialize the timer subsystem and allocate timer data instance */
 	ret = rte_timer_subsystem_init();
@@ -1017,6 +1018,8 @@  __swtim_arm_burst(const struct rte_event_timer_adapter *adapter,
 	struct rte_timer *tim, *tims[nb_evtims];
 	uint64_t cycles;
 	int n_lcores;
+	/* Timer list for this lcore is not in use. */
+	uint16_t exp_state = 0;
 
 #ifdef RTE_LIBRTE_EVENTDEV_DEBUG
 	/* Check that the service is running. */
@@ -1035,8 +1038,12 @@  __swtim_arm_burst(const struct rte_event_timer_adapter *adapter,
 	/* If this is the first time we're arming an event timer on this lcore,
 	 * mark this lcore as "in use"; this will cause the service
 	 * function to process the timer list that corresponds to this lcore.
+	 * The atomic compare-and-swap operation can prevent the race condition
+	 * on in_use flag between multiple non-EAL threads.
 	 */
-	if (unlikely(rte_atomic16_test_and_set(&sw->in_use[lcore_id].v))) {
+	if (unlikely(__atomic_compare_exchange_n(&sw->in_use[lcore_id].v,
+			&exp_state, 1, 0,
+			__ATOMIC_RELAXED, __ATOMIC_RELAXED))) {
 		EVTIM_LOG_DBG("Adding lcore id = %u to list of lcores to poll",
 			      lcore_id);
 		n_lcores = __atomic_fetch_add(&sw->n_poll_lcores, 1,