io_uring: cmpxchg for poll arm refs release

Replace atomically substracting the ownership reference at the end of
arming a poll with a cmpxchg. We try to release ownership by setting 0
assuming that poll_refs didn't change while we were arming. If it did
change, we keep the ownership and use it to queue a tw, which is fully
capable to process all events and (even tolerates spurious wake ups).

It's a bit more elegant as we reduce races b/w setting the cancellation
flag and getting refs with this release, and with that we don't have to
worry about any kinds of underflows. It's not the fastest path for
polling. The performance difference b/w cmpxchg and atomic dec is
usually negligible and it's not the fastest path.

Fixes: aa43477b04025 ("io_uring: poll rework")
Signed-off-by: Pavel Begunkov <>
Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <>
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