Re: [RFC][PATCH v3]: documentation,atomic: Add new documents
From: Will Deacon
Date: Wed Aug 02 2017 - 04:47:00 EST
On Tue, Aug 01, 2017 at 03:18:18PM -0700, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 01, 2017 at 06:42:00PM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > On Tue, Aug 01, 2017 at 09:14:12AM -0700, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> > > So if ARM really needs the litmus test with smp_rmb() to be allowed,
> > > we need to adjust the Linux-kernel memory model appropriately. Which
> > > means that one of us needs to reach out to the usual suspects. Would
> > > you like to do that, or would you like me to?
> > I'm really sad ARM8.1 LSE breaks this stuff.. It is rather counter
> > intuitive (then again, we _are_ talking barriers).
> No argument.
> Then again, when we said that the Linux kernel memory model would
> have a non-trivial rate of change, we weren't joking.
> Will, is this the official description?
> If so, is B6.1 what we should be looking at?
Sorry it's so tricky to find. The architecture document is here:
and in section C3.2.13 ("Atomic memory operations") it states:
| The ST<OP> instructions are not regarded as doing a read for the purpose
| of a DMB LD barrier.