[PATCH v2 02/20] documentation: Clarify failed cmpxchg memory ordering semantics
will.deacon at arm.com
Mon Jul 27 06:00:53 PDT 2015
On Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 01:02:01PM +0100, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 27, 2015 at 12:58:22PM +0100, Will Deacon wrote:
> > On Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 11:41:53AM +0100, Will Deacon wrote:
> > > A failed cmpxchg does not provide any memory ordering guarantees, a
> > > property that is used to optimise the cmpxchg implementations on Alpha,
> > > PowerPC and arm64.
> > >
> > > This patch updates atomic_ops.txt and memory-barriers.txt to reflect
> > > this.
> > >
> > > Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz at infradead.org>
> > > Signed-off-by: Will Deacon <will.deacon at arm.com>
> > > ---
> > > Documentation/atomic_ops.txt | 4 +++-
> > > Documentation/memory-barriers.txt | 6 +++---
> > > 2 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
> > Peter: are you ok with me taking this via the arm64 tree (along with the
> > rest of the series), or would you prefer this patch routed through -tip?
> So I have this one queued, and typically these changes go through tip
> because the RCU tree also ends up there, and Paul is the typical source
> of patches there.
> So to minimize collisions on memory-barriers.txt i'd like to keep it if
> its not too much hassle.
No problem at all, just didn't want it to get dropped. Minimising conflicts
in memory-barriers.txt is definitely a good idea ;)
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