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SubjectRe: [PATCH] checkpatch: Make the memory barrier test noisier
On Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 07:34:55AM -0700, Joe Perches wrote:
> That would make it seem as if all barriers are SMP no?

I would think any memory barrier is ordering against someone else; if
not smp then a device/hardware -- like for instance the hardware page
table walker.

Barriers are fundamentally about order; and order only makes sense if
there's more than 1 party to the game.

> Maybe just refer to Documentation/memory-barriers.txt
> and/or say something like "please document appropriately"

Documentation/memory-barriers.txt is always good; appropriately doesn't
seem to quantify anything much at all. Someone might think:

/* */
smp_mb();

appropriate...



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