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Date:   Thu, 13 Apr 2017 09:10:42 -0700
From:   "Paul E. McKenney" <>
To:     Peter Zijlstra <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH tip/core/rcu 07/13] rcu: Add smp_mb__after_atomic() to

On Thu, Apr 13, 2017 at 11:18:32AM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 09:55:43AM -0700, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> > However, a little future-proofing is a good thing,
> > especially given that smp_mb__before_atomic() is only required to
> > provide acquire semantics rather than full ordering.  This commit
> > therefore adds smp_mb__after_atomic() after the atomic_long_inc()
> > in sync_exp_work_done().
> Oh!? As far as I'm away the smp_mb__{before,after}_atomic() really must
> provide full MB, no confusion about that.
> We have other primitives for acquire/release.

Hmmm...  Rechecking atomic_ops.txt, it does appear that you are quite
correct.  Adding Will and Dmitry on CC, but dropping this patch for now.

							Thanx, Paul

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