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From: Marco Elver <elver@google.com>
To: Will Deacon <will@kernel.org>
Cc: "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@kernel.org>,
	Alan Stern <stern@rowland.harvard.edu>,
	Boqun Feng <boqun.feng@gmail.com>,
	Andrea Parri <parri.andrea@gmail.com>,
	Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@arm.com>,
	Dmitry Vyukov <dvyukov@google.com>,
	kasan-dev@googlegroups.com, linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: LKMM: Read dependencies of writes ordered by dma_wmb()?
Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2021 15:27:23 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CANpmjNMZxiyFbua2ck=0u7cJnHhtG4RY=Db=ry3COEED_sm7Xw@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20210817122816.GA12746@willie-the-truck>

On Tue, 17 Aug 2021 at 14:28, Will Deacon <will@kernel.org> wrote:
> Just on this bit...
>
> On Mon, Aug 16, 2021 at 01:50:57PM -0700, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> > 5.    The dma_mb(), dma_rmb(), and dma_wmb() appear to be specific
> >       to ARMv8.
>
> These are useful on other architectures too! IIRC, they were added by x86 in
> the first place. They're designed to be used with dma_alloc_coherent()
> allocations where you're sharing something like a ring buffer with a device
> and they guarantee accesses won't be reordered before they become visible
> to the device. They _also_ provide the same ordering to other CPUs.

Ah, good you pointed it out again. Re-reading memory-barriers.txt and
it does also say these provide order for other CPUs...

> I gave a talk at LPC about some of this, which might help (or might make
> things worse...):
>
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6DayghhA8Q

Nice, thank you!

> Ignore the bits about mmiowb() as we got rid of that.
>
> Will

  reply	other threads:[~2021-08-17 13:27 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-08-16 10:12 Marco Elver
2021-08-16 14:59 ` Alan Stern
2021-08-16 17:23   ` Marco Elver
2021-08-16 19:21     ` Alan Stern
2021-08-16 20:50       ` Paul E. McKenney
2021-08-17 12:14         ` Marco Elver
2021-08-17 12:28         ` Will Deacon
2021-08-17 13:27           ` Marco Elver [this message]
2021-08-17 13:53           ` Paul E. McKenney
2021-08-18 11:39             ` Will Deacon
2021-08-18 23:17               ` Paul E. McKenney

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