Commit 1d86e29b authored by Corey Minyard's avatar Corey Minyard
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ipmi: Fix a memory ordering issue

From a locking point of view it is safe to check waiting_msg without
a lock, but there is a memory ordering issue that causes it to
possibly not be set right when viewed from another processor.  We are
already claiming a lock right after that, move the check to inside
the lock to enforce the memory ordering.
Signed-off-by: default avatarCorey Minyard <>
parent d6c5dc18
......@@ -932,9 +932,6 @@ static void sender(void *send_info,
enum si_sm_result result;
unsigned long flags;
smi_info->waiting_msg = msg;
if (smi_info->run_to_completion) {
......@@ -942,7 +939,7 @@ static void sender(void *send_info,
* If we are running to completion, start it and run
* transactions until everything is clear.
smi_info->curr_msg = smi_info->waiting_msg;
smi_info->curr_msg = msg;
smi_info->waiting_msg = NULL;
......@@ -960,6 +957,15 @@ static void sender(void *send_info,
spin_lock_irqsave(&smi_info->si_lock, flags);
* The following two lines don't need to be under the lock for
* the lock's sake, but they do need SMP memory barriers to
* avoid getting things out of order. We are already claiming
* the lock, anyway, so just do it under the lock to avoid the
* ordering problem.
smi_info->waiting_msg = msg;
spin_unlock_irqrestore(&smi_info->si_lock, flags);
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