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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 0/4] Documentation/litmus-tests: Add litmus tests for atomic APIs
On Fri, Mar 27, 2020 at 06:18:43PM -0400, Joel Fernandes wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 10:40:18AM +0800, Boqun Feng wrote:
> > A recent discussion raises up the requirement for having test cases for
> > atomic APIs:
> >
> > https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20200213085849.GL14897@hirez.programming.kicks-ass.net/
> >
> > , and since we already have a way to generate a test module from a
> > litmus test with klitmus[1]. It makes sense that we add more litmus
> > tests for atomic APIs. And based on the previous discussion, I create a
> > new directory Documentation/atomic-tests and put these litmus tests
> > here.
> >
> > This patchset starts the work by adding the litmus tests which are
> > already used in atomic_t.txt, and also improve the atomic_t.txt to make
> > it consistent with the litmus tests.
> >
> > Previous version:
> > v1: https://lore.kernel.org/linux-doc/20200214040132.91934-1-boqun.feng@gmail.com/
> > v2: https://lore.kernel.org/lkml/20200219062627.104736-1-boqun.feng@gmail.com/
> > v3: https://lore.kernel.org/linux-doc/20200227004049.6853-1-boqun.feng@gmail.com/
>
> For full series:
>
> Reviewed-by: Joel Fernandes (Google) <joel@joelfernandes.org>

Queued in place of the following commits, with Joel's and Alan's tags
added, thank you all!

Thanx, Paul

c13c55d4 tools/memory-model: Add an exception for limitations on _unless() family
59ffd85 Documentation/locking/atomic: Fix atomic-set litmus test
23c19c8 Documentation/locking/atomic: Introduce atomic-tests directory
3bd201c Documentation/locking/atomic: Add a litmus test for atomic_set()
833f53b Documentation/locking/atomic: Add a litmus test smp_mb__after_atomic()

> One question I had was in the existing atomic_set() documentation, it talks
> about atomic_add_unless() implementation based on locking could have issues.
> It says the way to fix such cases is:
>
> Quote:
> the typical solution is to then implement atomic_set{}() with
> atomic_xchg().
>
> I didn't get how using atomic_xchg() fixes it. Is the assumption there that
> atomic_xchg() would be implemented using locking to avoid atomic_set() having
> issues? If so, we could clarify that in the document.
>
> thanks,
>
> - Joel
>
> >
> > Changes since v3:
> >
> > * Merge two patches on atomic-set litmus test into one as per
> > Alan. (Alan, you have acked only one of the two patches, so I
> > don't add you acked-by for the combined patch).
> >
> > * Move the atomic litmus tests into litmus-tests/atomic to align
> > with Joel's recent patches on RCU litmus tests.
> >
> > I think we still haven't reach to a conclusion for the difference of
> > atomic_add_unless() in herdtools, and I'm currently reading the source
> > code of herd to resovle this. This is just an updated version to resolve
> > ealier comments and react on Joel's RCU litmus tests.
> >
> > Regards,
> > Boqun
> >
> > [1]: http://diy.inria.fr/doc/litmus.html#klitmus
> >
> > Boqun Feng (4):
> > tools/memory-model: Add an exception for limitations on _unless()
> > family
> > Documentation/litmus-tests: Introduce atomic directory
> > Documentation/litmus-tests/atomic: Add a test for atomic_set()
> > Documentation/litmus-tests/atomic: Add a test for
> > smp_mb__after_atomic()
> >
> > Documentation/atomic_t.txt | 24 +++++++-------
> > ...ter_atomic-is-stronger-than-acquire.litmus | 32 +++++++++++++++++++
> > ...c-RMW-ops-are-atomic-WRT-atomic_set.litmus | 24 ++++++++++++++
> > Documentation/litmus-tests/atomic/README | 16 ++++++++++
> > tools/memory-model/README | 10 ++++--
> > 5 files changed, 91 insertions(+), 15 deletions(-)
> > create mode 100644 Documentation/litmus-tests/atomic/Atomic-RMW+mb__after_atomic-is-stronger-than-acquire.litmus
> > create mode 100644 Documentation/litmus-tests/atomic/Atomic-RMW-ops-are-atomic-WRT-atomic_set.litmus
> > create mode 100644 Documentation/litmus-tests/atomic/README
> >
> > --
> > 2.25.1
> >

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