kernel: Provide READ_ONCE and ASSIGN_ONCE
As discussed on LKML http://marc.info/?i=54611D86.4040306%40de.ibm.com
ACCESS_ONCE might fail with specific compilers for non-scalar accesses.
Here is a set of patches to tackle that problem.
The first patch introduce READ_ONCE and ASSIGN_ONCE. If the data structure
is larger than the machine word size memcpy is used and a warning is emitted.
The next patches fix up several in-tree users of ACCESS_ONCE on non-scalar
This merge does not yet contain a patch that forces ACCESS_ONCE to work only
on scalar types. This is targetted for the next merge window as Linux next
already contains new offenders regarding ACCESS_ONCE vs. non-scalar types.
s390/kvm: REPLACE barrier fixup with READ_ONCE
ACCESS_ONCE does not work reliably on non-scalar types. For
example gcc 4.6 and 4.7 might remove the volatile tag for such
accesses during the SRA (scalar replacement of aggregates) step
Commit 1365039d0cb3 ("KVM: s390: Fix ipte locking") replace
ACCESS_ONCE with barriers. Lets use READ_ONCE instead.
Signed-off-by: Christian Borntraeger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Acked-by: Paul E. McKenney <email@example.com>
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