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Date:   Wed, 4 Apr 2018 20:06:42 -0400
From:   Sinan Kaya <okaya@...eaurora.org>
To:     Arnd Bergmann <arnd@...db.de>
Cc:     Palmer Dabbelt <palmer@...ive.com>,
        Mark Rutland <mark.rutland@....com>,
        Timur Tabi <timur@...eaurora.org>, sulrich@...eaurora.org,
        linux-arm-msm@...r.kernel.org,
        Linux ARM <linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org>,
        linux-arch <linux-arch@...r.kernel.org>,
        Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 2/2] io: prevent compiler reordering on the default
 readX() implementation

On 4/4/2018 3:50 PM, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 4, 2018 at 7:48 PM, Sinan Kaya <okaya@...eaurora.org> wrote:
>> On 4/4/2018 11:55 AM, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
>>> Yes, exactly, plus the same for write and in/out of course.
>>
>> I was looking at this...
>>
>> inb() and outb() seem to be calling writeb(). It gets the wmb/barrier automatically
>> when we fix writeb().
>>
>> Did I miss something?
> 
> At least outb() needs stricter barriers than writeb() in theory, what
> we want here
> is that outb() has not just made it out to the device but that the
> write has been
> confirmed completed by the device. Some architectures can't do it, but those
> that can should have an easy way to hook into that using a separate set of
> barriers.
> 
> Using the riscv barrier names, we could do this like
> 
> #ifndef __io_bw()
> #define __io_bw()      wmb()
> #endif
> 
> #ifndef __io_aw
> #define __io_aw()      barrier()
> #endif
> 
> #ifndef __io_pbw
> #define __io_pbw()     __io_bw()
> #endif
> 
> #ifndef __io_paw
> #define __io_paw()     __io_aw()
> #endif
> 
> and the same thing for reads. This way, an architecture could override
> any of those, but still get reasonable defaults for the others.
> For __io_bw(), I picked barrier() instead of do {} while (0), no idea
> if that's any better, I just play safe here.

I posted V3. I hope I captured what you mean above correctly.

> 
>      Arnd
> 


-- 
Sinan Kaya
Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies, Inc. as an affiliate of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
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