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SubjectRe: [RFC 2/3] tools/memory-model: Add a litmus test for atomic_set()
On Fri, 14 Feb 2020, Boqun Feng wrote:

> We already use a litmus test in atomic_t.txt to describe the behavior of
> an atomic_set() with the an atomic RMW, so add it into the litmus-tests
> directory to make it easily accessible for anyone who cares about the
> semantics of our atomic APIs.
>
> Signed-off-by: Boqun Feng <boqun.feng@gmail.com>
> ---
> .../Atomic-set-observable-to-RMW.litmus | 24 +++++++++++++++++++
> tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/README | 3 +++
> 2 files changed, 27 insertions(+)
> create mode 100644 tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/Atomic-set-observable-to-RMW.litmus

I don't like that name, or the corresponding sentence in atomic_t.txt:

A subtle detail of atomic_set{}() is that it should be
observable to the RMW ops.

"Observable" doesn't get the point across -- the point being that the
atomic RMW ops have to be _atomic_ with respect to all atomic store
operations, including atomic_set.

Suggestion: Atomic-RMW-ops-are-atomic-WRT-atomic_set.litmus, with
corresponding changes to the comment in the litmus test and the entry
in README.

Alan

> diff --git a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/Atomic-set-observable-to-RMW.litmus b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/Atomic-set-observable-to-RMW.litmus
> new file mode 100644
> index 000000000000..4326f56f2c1a
> --- /dev/null
> +++ b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/Atomic-set-observable-to-RMW.litmus
> @@ -0,0 +1,24 @@
> +C Atomic-set-observable-to-RMW
> +
> +(*
> + * Result: Never
> + *
> + * Test of the result of atomic_set() must be observable to atomic RMWs.
> + *)
> +
> +{
> + atomic_t v = ATOMIC_INIT(1);
> +}
> +
> +P0(atomic_t *v)
> +{
> + (void)atomic_add_unless(v,1,0);
> +}
> +
> +P1(atomic_t *v)
> +{
> + atomic_set(v, 0);
> +}
> +
> +exists
> +(v=2)
> diff --git a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/README b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/README
> index 681f9067fa9e..81eeacebd160 100644
> --- a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/README
> +++ b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/README
> @@ -2,6 +2,9 @@
> LITMUS TESTS
> ============
>
> +Atomic-set-observable-to-RMW.litmus
> + Test of the result of atomic_set() must be observable to atomic RMWs.
> +
> CoRR+poonceonce+Once.litmus
> Test of read-read coherence, that is, whether or not two
> successive reads from the same variable are ordered.
>

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