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Subject[tip: core/entry] alpha: Snapshot thread flags
The following commit has been merged into the core/entry branch of tip:

Commit-ID: b8cdd8873327b967fe088ffab84c1f9456ef1767
Author: Mark Rutland <>
AuthorDate: Wed, 17 Nov 2021 16:30:42
Committer: Thomas Gleixner <>
CommitterDate: Fri, 26 Nov 2021 21:20:13 +01:00

alpha: Snapshot thread flags

Some thread flags can be set remotely, and so even when IRQs are
disabled, the flags can change under our feet. Generally this is
unlikely to cause a problem in practice, but it is somewhat unsound, and
KCSAN will legitimately warn that there is a data race.

To avoid such issues, a snapshot of the flags has to be taken prior to
using them. Some places already use READ_ONCE() for that, others do not.

Convert them all to the new flag accessor helpers.

Signed-off-by: Mark Rutland <>
Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <>
Acked-by: Paul E. McKenney <>
Cc: Ivan Kokshaysky <>
Cc: Matt Turner <>
Cc: Richard Henderson <>
arch/alpha/kernel/signal.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/arch/alpha/kernel/signal.c b/arch/alpha/kernel/signal.c
index bc077ba..d8ed71d 100644
--- a/arch/alpha/kernel/signal.c
+++ b/arch/alpha/kernel/signal.c
@@ -535,6 +535,6 @@ do_work_pending(struct pt_regs *regs, unsigned long thread_flags,
- thread_flags = current_thread_info()->flags;
+ thread_flags = read_thread_flags();
} while (thread_flags & _TIF_WORK_MASK);
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