On 03.01.2017 04:20, Tang Tank wrote:
> Hi all,
> For smm handler (func smm_handler_start) in coreboot/src/cpu/x86/smm/smm_module_handler.c,
> there may be a logical error.
> If I have 4 cores in my mainboard in the following special conditions:
> 1. core0 run into smm_handler_start and smi_handler_status will be SMI_LOCKED.
> 2. core1/2 run into smm_handler_start and pause since smi_handler_status is locked.
> 3. core0 release smi_handler_status and then core4 run into smm_handler_start, it will do
> southbridge_smi_handler again.
looking at the code, I too see that possible race. But...
> So is there have a reliable way of doing smm multi processors services in coreboot?
...IMO, this isn't unreliable. After the first run of a cpu/northbridge
/southbridge_smi_handler() function, the cause of the SMI should be
handled and thus the second run should do nothing (but checking for the
Does that help? I wasn't sure if I got your question right.