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-rw-r--r--kernel/Makefile1
-rw-r--r--kernel/membarrier.c66
-rw-r--r--kernel/sys_ni.c3
3 files changed, 70 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/Makefile b/kernel/Makefile
index d4988410b410..53abf008ecb3 100644
--- a/kernel/Makefile
+++ b/kernel/Makefile
@@ -100,6 +100,7 @@ obj-$(CONFIG_CRASH_DUMP) += crash_dump.o
obj-$(CONFIG_JUMP_LABEL) += jump_label.o
obj-$(CONFIG_CONTEXT_TRACKING) += context_tracking.o
obj-$(CONFIG_TORTURE_TEST) += torture.o
+obj-$(CONFIG_MEMBARRIER) += membarrier.o
obj-$(CONFIG_HAS_IOMEM) += memremap.o
diff --git a/kernel/membarrier.c b/kernel/membarrier.c
new file mode 100644
index 000000000000..536c727a56e9
--- /dev/null
+++ b/kernel/membarrier.c
@@ -0,0 +1,66 @@
+/*
+ * Copyright (C) 2010, 2015 Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@efficios.com>
+ *
+ * membarrier system call
+ *
+ * This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
+ * it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
+ * the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
+ * (at your option) any later version.
+ *
+ * This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
+ * but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
+ * MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
+ * GNU General Public License for more details.
+ */
+
+#include <linux/syscalls.h>
+#include <linux/membarrier.h>
+
+/*
+ * Bitmask made from a "or" of all commands within enum membarrier_cmd,
+ * except MEMBARRIER_CMD_QUERY.
+ */
+#define MEMBARRIER_CMD_BITMASK (MEMBARRIER_CMD_SHARED)
+
+/**
+ * sys_membarrier - issue memory barriers on a set of threads
+ * @cmd: Takes command values defined in enum membarrier_cmd.
+ * @flags: Currently needs to be 0. For future extensions.
+ *
+ * If this system call is not implemented, -ENOSYS is returned. If the
+ * command specified does not exist, or if the command argument is invalid,
+ * this system call returns -EINVAL. For a given command, with flags argument
+ * set to 0, this system call is guaranteed to always return the same value
+ * until reboot.
+ *
+ * All memory accesses performed in program order from each targeted thread
+ * is guaranteed to be ordered with respect to sys_membarrier(). If we use
+ * the semantic "barrier()" to represent a compiler barrier forcing memory
+ * accesses to be performed in program order across the barrier, and
+ * smp_mb() to represent explicit memory barriers forcing full memory
+ * ordering across the barrier, we have the following ordering table for
+ * each pair of barrier(), sys_membarrier() and smp_mb():
+ *
+ * The pair ordering is detailed as (O: ordered, X: not ordered):
+ *
+ * barrier() smp_mb() sys_membarrier()
+ * barrier() X X O
+ * smp_mb() X O O
+ * sys_membarrier() O O O
+ */
+SYSCALL_DEFINE2(membarrier, int, cmd, int, flags)
+{
+ if (unlikely(flags))
+ return -EINVAL;
+ switch (cmd) {
+ case MEMBARRIER_CMD_QUERY:
+ return MEMBARRIER_CMD_BITMASK;
+ case MEMBARRIER_CMD_SHARED:
+ if (num_online_cpus() > 1)
+ synchronize_sched();
+ return 0;
+ default:
+ return -EINVAL;
+ }
+}
diff --git a/kernel/sys_ni.c b/kernel/sys_ni.c
index 03c3875d9958..a02decf15583 100644
--- a/kernel/sys_ni.c
+++ b/kernel/sys_ni.c
@@ -245,3 +245,6 @@ cond_syscall(sys_bpf);
/* execveat */
cond_syscall(sys_execveat);
+
+/* membarrier */
+cond_syscall(sys_membarrier);

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