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Date:   Thu, 6 Jun 2019 14:14:38 +0800
From:   Herbert Xu <herbert@...dor.apana.org.au>
To:     "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@...ux.ibm.com>
Cc:     Alan Stern <stern@...land.harvard.edu>,
        Boqun Feng <boqun.feng@...il.com>,
        Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
        Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@...il.com>,
        Fengguang Wu <fengguang.wu@...el.com>, LKP <lkp@...org>,
        LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        Netdev <netdev@...r.kernel.org>,
        "David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>,
        Andrea Parri <andrea.parri@...rulasolutions.com>,
        Luc Maranget <luc.maranget@...ia.fr>,
        Jade Alglave <j.alglave@....ac.uk>
Subject: Re: rcu_read_lock lost its compiler barrier

On Wed, Jun 05, 2019 at 11:05:11PM -0700, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
>
> In case you were wondering, the reason that I was giving you such
> a hard time was that from what I could see, you were pushing for no
> {READ,WRITE}_ONCE() at all.  ;-)

Hmm, that's exactly what it should be in net/ipv4/inet_fragment.c.
We don't need the READ_ONCE/WRITE_ONCE (or volatile marking) at
all.  Even if the compiler dices and slices the reads/writes of
"a" into a thousand pieces, it should still work if the RCU
primitives are worth their salt.

But I do concede that in the general RCU case you must have the
READ_ONCE/WRITE_ONCE calls for rcu_dereference/rcu_assign_pointer.

Cheers,
-- 
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