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[Xen-devel] [PATCH] "lock cmpxch8b" and split locks

I have been looking at the following bug
That investigation is still underway. 

While looking at this problem I found that in "lock cmpxch8b
&page->count_info" occurring in "get_page( )", "&page->count_info" is on
a misaligned address. Furthermore the address of "page" is not modulo
64. So the "lock cmpxch8b" can happen across cache lines and lead to a
split lock. On systems which have multiple buses, the atomicity of such
a statement is not assured and can cause synchronization problems. 

I have attached a patch which solves this issue.

Does anyone know if there are other places where the "lock" prefix is
used with a cache misaligned address?
Signed off by Aravindh Puthiyaparambil

Attachment: mm.patch
Description: mm.patch

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