x86: Add support for lock prefix in alternatives
Luca Barbieri [Wed, 24 Feb 2010 09:54:22 +0000 (10:54 +0100)]
The current lock prefix UP/SMP alternative code doesn't allow
LOCK_PREFIX to be used in alternatives code.

This patch solves the problem by adding a new LOCK_PREFIX_ALTERNATIVE_PATCH
macro that only records the lock prefix location but does not emit
the prefix.

The user of this macro can then start any alternative sequence with
"lock" and have it UP/SMP patched.

To make this work, the UP/SMP alternative code is changed to do the
lock/DS prefix switching only if the byte actually contains a lock or
DS prefix.

Thus, if an alternative without the "lock" is selected, it will now do
nothing instead of clobbering the code.

Changes in v2:
- Naming change
- Change label to not conflict with alternatives

Signed-off-by: Luca Barbieri <luca@luca-barbieri.com>
LKML-Reference: <1267005265-27958-2-git-send-email-luca@luca-barbieri.com>
Signed-off-by: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@zytor.com>

arch/x86/include/asm/alternative.h
arch/x86/kernel/alternative.c

index 3b5b828..55fee12 100644 (file)
  */
 
 #ifdef CONFIG_SMP
-#define LOCK_PREFIX \
+#define LOCK_PREFIX_HERE \
                ".section .smp_locks,\"a\"\n"   \
                _ASM_ALIGN "\n"                 \
-               _ASM_PTR "661f\n" /* address */ \
+               _ASM_PTR "671f\n" /* address */ \
                ".previous\n"                   \
-               "661:\n\tlock; "
+               "671:"
+
+#define LOCK_PREFIX LOCK_PREFIX_HERE "\n\tlock; "
 
 #else /* ! CONFIG_SMP */
 #define LOCK_PREFIX ""
index 2589ea4..80b222e 100644 (file)
@@ -244,7 +244,8 @@ static void alternatives_smp_lock(u8 **start, u8 **end, u8 *text, u8 *text_end)
                if (*ptr > text_end)
                        continue;
                /* turn DS segment override prefix into lock prefix */
-               text_poke(*ptr, ((unsigned char []){0xf0}), 1);
+               if (**ptr == 0x3e)
+                       text_poke(*ptr, ((unsigned char []){0xf0}), 1);
        };
        mutex_unlock(&text_mutex);
 }
@@ -263,7 +264,8 @@ static void alternatives_smp_unlock(u8 **start, u8 **end, u8 *text, u8 *text_end
                if (*ptr > text_end)
                        continue;
                /* turn lock prefix into DS segment override prefix */
-               text_poke(*ptr, ((unsigned char []){0x3E}), 1);
+               if (**ptr == 0xf0)
+                       text_poke(*ptr, ((unsigned char []){0x3E}), 1);
        };
        mutex_unlock(&text_mutex);
 }