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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/3] tools: memory-model: Improve data-race detection
On Sun, 23 Jun 2019, Akira Yokosawa wrote:

> Hi Paul and Alan,
>
> On 2019/06/22 8:54, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> > On Fri, Jun 21, 2019 at 10:25:23AM -0400, Alan Stern wrote:
> >> On Fri, 21 Jun 2019, Andrea Parri wrote:
> >>
> >>> On Thu, Jun 20, 2019 at 11:55:58AM -0400, Alan Stern wrote:
> >>>> Herbert Xu recently reported a problem concerning RCU and compiler
> >>>> barriers. In the course of discussing the problem, he put forth a
> >>>> litmus test which illustrated a serious defect in the Linux Kernel
> >>>> Memory Model's data-race-detection code.
>
> I was not involved in the mail thread and wondering what the litmus test
> looked like. Some searching of the archive has suggested that Alan presented
> a properly formatted test based on Herbert's idea in [1].
>
> [1]: https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/Pine.LNX.4.44L0.1906041026570.1731-100000@iolanthe.rowland.org/

Yes, that's it. The test is also available at:

https://github.com/paulmckrcu/litmus/blob/master/manual/plain/C-S-rcunoderef-2.litmus

Alan

> If this is the case, adding the link (or message id) in the change
> log would help people see the circumstances, I suppose.
> Paul, can you amend the change log?
>
> I ran herd7 on said litmus test at both "lkmm" and "dev" of -rcu and
> confirmed that this patch fixes the result.
>
> So,
>
> Tested-by: Akira Yokosawa <akiyks@gmail.com>
>
> Thanks, Akira

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