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SubjectRe: [PATCH 18/18] arm64: lto: Strengthen READ_ONCE() to acquire when CLANG_LTO=y
On Tue, Jun 30, 2020 at 09:47:30PM +0200, Marco Elver wrote:
> I do wonder, though, if there is some way to make the compiler do
> something better for us. Clearly, implementing real
> memory_order_consume hasn't worked out until today. But maybe the
> compiler could promote dependent loads to acquires if it recognizes it
> lost dependencies during optimizations. Just thinking out loud, it
> probably still has some weird corner case that will break. ;-)

I'd be very hesitant to let the compiler upgrade the ordering for us,
specifically because we're not using C11 crud and are using a lot of
inline asm.

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