kref: fix CPU ordering with respect to krefs
Oliver Neukum [Mon, 2 Apr 2007 12:47:59 +0000 (14:47 +0200)]
some atomic operations are only atomic, not ordered. Thus a CPU is allowed
to reorder memory references to an object to before the reference is
obtained. This fixes it.

Signed-off-by: Oliver Neukum <oneukum@suse.de>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>

lib/kref.c

index 0d07cc3..a6dc3ec 100644 (file)
@@ -21,6 +21,7 @@
 void kref_init(struct kref *kref)
 {
        atomic_set(&kref->refcount,1);
+       smp_mb();
 }
 
 /**
@@ -31,6 +32,7 @@ void kref_get(struct kref *kref)
 {
        WARN_ON(!atomic_read(&kref->refcount));
        atomic_inc(&kref->refcount);
+       smp_mb__after_atomic_inc();
 }
 
 /**