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SubjectRe: single copy atomicity for double load/stores on 32-bit systems
Hi Paul,

On Mon, Jun 3, 2019 at 10:14 PM Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.ibm.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 03, 2019 at 06:08:35PM +0000, Vineet Gupta wrote:
> > On 5/31/19 1:21 AM, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > >> I'm not sure how to interpret "natural alignment" for the case of double
> > >> load/stores on 32-bit systems where the hardware and ABI allow for 4 byte
> > >> alignment (ARCv2 LDD/STD, ARM LDRD/STRD ....)
> > > Natural alignment: !((uintptr_t)ptr % sizeof(*ptr))
> > >
> > > For any u64 type, that would give 8 byte alignment. the problem
> > > otherwise being that your data spans two lines/pages etc..
> >
> > Sure, but as Paul said, if the software doesn't expect them to be atomic by
> > default, they could span 2 hardware lines to keep the implementation simpler/sane.
>
> I could imagine 8-byte types being only four-byte aligned on 32-bit systems,
> but it would be quite a surprise on 64-bit systems.

Or two-byte aligned?

M68k started with a 16-bit data bus, and alignment rules were retained
when gaining a wider data bus.

BTW, do any platforms have issues with atomicity of 4-byte types on
16-bit data buses? I believe some embedded ARM or PowerPC do have
such buses.

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

Geert

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