RE: Synchronizing Bit operations V2

From: Christoph Lameter <clameter_at_sgi.com>
Date: 2006-03-31 12:37:45
On Thu, 30 Mar 2006, Chen, Kenneth W wrote:

> Christoph Lameter wrote on Thursday, March 30, 2006 5:13 PM
> > Then there will no barrier since clear_bit only has acquire semantics.
> > This is a  bug in bit operations since smb_mb__before_clear_bit does
> > not work as documentted.
> 
> Well, please make up your mind with:
> 
> Option (1):
> 
> #define clear_bit                     clear_bit_mode(..., RELEASE)
> #define Smp_mb__before_clear_bit      do { } while (0)
> #define Smp_mb__after_clear_bit       smp_mb()
> 
> Or option (2):
> 
> #define clear_bit                     clear_bit_mode(..., ACQUIRE)
> #define Smp_mb__before_clear_bit      smp_mb()
> #define Smp_mb__after_clear_bit       do { } while (0)
> 
> I'm fine with either one.

Neither one is correct because there will always be one combination of 
clear_bit with these macros that does not generate the required memory 
barrier.

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Received on Fri Mar 31 12:38:32 2006

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