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SubjectRE: [PATCH v2 18/18] arm64: select ARCH_SUPPORTS_LTO_CLANG
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From: Paul E. McKenney
> Sent: 20 November 2017 20:54
>
> On Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 08:32:56PM +0100, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > On Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 06:05:55PM +0000, Will Deacon wrote:
> > > Although the current direction of the C++ committee is to prefer
> > > that dependencies are explicitly "marked", this is not deemed to be
> > > acceptable for the kernel (in other words, everything is always considered
> > > "marked").
> >
> > Yeah, that is an attitude not compatible with existing code. Much like
> > the proposal to allow temporary/wide stores on everything not explicitly
> > declared atomic. Such stuff instantly breaks all extant code that does
> > multi-threading with no recourse.
>
> If someone suggests temporary/wide stores, even on non-atomics, tell
> them that the standard does not permit them to introduce data races.

The C standard doesn't say anything about multi-threading.

The x86 bis (bit set) family are well known for being problematic
because they always do a 32bit wide rmw cycle.

David

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