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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/7] atomics/treewide: rework ordering barriers
On Tue, Jun 05, 2018 at 03:56:16PM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 05, 2018 at 02:28:02PM +0100, Mark Rutland wrote:
> > On Tue, Jun 05, 2018 at 02:16:23PM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > > and simply using smp_mb__{before,after}_atomic for the full fence, its
> > > exactly what they were made for.
> >
> > The snag is arch/alpha, whare we have:
> >
> > /*
> > * To ensure dependency ordering is preserved for the _relaxed and
> > * _release atomics, an smp_read_barrier_depends() is unconditionally
> > * inserted into the _relaxed variants, which are used to build the
> > * barriered versions. To avoid redundant back-to-back fences, we can
> > * define the _acquire and _fence versions explicitly.
> > */
> > #define __atomic_op_acquire(op, args...) op##_relaxed(args)
> > #define __atomic_op_fence __atomic_op_release
> >
> > ... where alpha's smp_read_barrier_depends() is the same as
> > smp_mb_after_atomic().
> >
> > Since alpha's non-value-returning atomics do not have the
> > smp_read_barrier_depends(), I can't just define an empty
> > smp_mb_after_atomic().
> >
> > Thoughts?
>
> Bah, of course there had to be a misfit.

Of course it had to be alpha. ;)

> Something along these lines then:
>
> __atomic_acquire_fence
> __atomic_release_fence
> __atomic_mb_before
> __atomic_mb_after

Locally I've made this:

__atomic_acquire_fence()
__atomic_release_fence()
__atomic_pre_fence()
__atomic_post_fence()

... but I'm more than happy to rename however you prefer.

Thanks,
Mark.

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