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Re: [PATCH][SPARC] missing membar in niagara2_memcpy
- From: jose dot marchesi at oracle dot com (Jose E. Marchesi)
- To: David Miller <davem at davemloft dot net>
- Cc: libc-alpha at sourceware dot org
- Date: Sun, 18 May 2014 15:28:58 +0200
- Subject: Re: [PATCH][SPARC] missing membar in niagara2_memcpy
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> Several system tests of a certain (very data intensive) program crashed
> as soon as it started to use multilib/niagara2_memcpy, due to memory
> corruption. They run just fine after this patch is applied.
> We also observed that jar would occasionally raise
> java.util.zip.ZipException. This was due to the fact the last two bytes
> of a buffer were not apparently being copied by memcpy. Again, this
> patch fixes that problem.
> The member is extremely expensive and I avoided it intentionally.
> Yes I suspected that, given how carefully that code is written. We are
> aware that membars are painful on the T2 (any membar, because all
> flavors are mapped to #Sync) but the risk of overlaps is not only
> theoretical in this case, unfortunately :(
Ok I'll install this fix after some testing and update the copy of the
same code in the kernel as well, thanks.