Re: [PATCH 2/2] arm64: bpf: add BPF XADD instruction

From: Alexei Starovoitov
Date: Tue Nov 10 2015 - 19:42:19 EST

On Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 04:26:02PM -0800, Shi, Yang wrote:
> On 11/10/2015 4:08 PM, Eric Dumazet wrote:
> >On Tue, 2015-11-10 at 14:41 -0800, Yang Shi wrote:
> >>aarch64 doesn't have native support for XADD instruction, implement it by
> >>the below instruction sequence:
> >>
> >>Load (dst + off) to a register
> >>Add src to it
> >>Store it back to (dst + off)
> >
> >Not really what is needed ?
> >
> >See this BPF_XADD as an atomic_add() equivalent.
> I see. Thanks. The documentation doesn't say too much about "exclusive" add.
> If so it should need load-acquire/store-release.

I think doc is clear enough, but it can always be improved. Pls suggest a patch.
It's quite hard to write a test for atomicity in test_bpf framework, so
code review is the key. Eric, thanks for catching it!

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