Re: [PATCH RFC 02/12] x86/ticketlock: convert spin loop to C

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Fri Aug 06 2010 - 16:22:32 EST

On 08/06/2010 07:53 AM, Jeremy Fitzhardinge wrote:
On 08/06/2010 05:43 AM, Jan Beulich wrote:
You certainly mean "the compiler currently treats this as being:" - I
don't think there's a guarantee it'll always be doing so.

for (;;) {
if ( ==
goto out;
out: barrier();

(Which would probably be a reasonable way to clarify the code.)
I therefore think it needs to be written this way.


A call/return to an actual out-of-line function is a barrier (and will always be a barrier, as it is the fundamental ABI sequence points), but to an inline function it is not.

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