Re: [v3,11/41] mips: reuse asm-generic/barrier.h
From: Peter Zijlstra
Date: Fri Jan 15 2016 - 16:28:03 EST
On Fri, Jan 15, 2016 at 09:46:12AM -0800, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 15, 2016 at 10:13:48AM +0100, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > And the stuff we're confused about is how best to express the difference
> > and guarantees of these two forms of transitivity and how exactly they
> > interact.
> Hoping my memory-barrier.txt patch helps here...
Yes, that seems a good start. But yesterday you raised the 'fun' point
of two globally ordered sequences connected by a single local link.
And I think I'm still confused on LWSYNC (in the smp_wmb case) when one
of the stores looses a conflict, and if that scenario matters. If it
does, we should inspect the same case for other barriers.