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Date:   Tue, 12 May 2020 08:19:36 -0400
From:   Joel Fernandes <joel@...lfernandes.org>
To:     Akira Yokosawa <akiyks@...il.com>
Cc:     "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@...nel.org>,
        Boqun Feng <boqun.feng@...il.com>,
        linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, vpillai@...italocean.com,
        Jonathan Corbet <corbet@....net>,
        Alan Stern <stern@...land.harvard.edu>,
        Andrea Parri <parri.andrea@...il.com>,
        Will Deacon <will@...nel.org>,
        Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>,
        Nicholas Piggin <npiggin@...il.com>,
        David Howells <dhowells@...hat.com>,
        Jade Alglave <j.alglave@....ac.uk>,
        Luc Maranget <luc.maranget@...ia.fr>,
        Daniel Lustig <dlustig@...dia.com>, linux-doc@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/3] tools/memory-model, Documentation/litmus-test: Sort
 out location of litmus test and README

On Tue, May 12, 2020 at 08:50:45PM +0900, Akira Yokosawa wrote:
[...]
> > I think on top of this patch, I'd like to add a reference to the to the
> > litmus test in tools/memory-model/ from Documentation/rcu/.
> 
> Sounds reasonable to me. But for most people, it never changes its location.
> Please find inline comments below.
> 
> > 
> > Just to mention my rationale for Documentation/litmus-tests/rcu/, I was
> > basically looking for a central place for RCU related litmus tests in the
> > kernel sources and the idea of this new directory came up.
> > 
> > For Akira's series,
> > Acked-by: Joel Fernandes (Google) <joel@...lfernandes.org>
> 
> Thank you!
> 
> > 
> > And could we add the following patch on top of Akira's series so we still
> > maintain a reference to the moved RCU test?> 
> > ---8<-----------------------
> > 
> > From 52fdb57551cc769d8bd690f4f2b22de36ddece99 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> > From: "Joel Fernandes (Google)" <joel@...lfernandes.org>
> > Date: Mon, 11 May 2020 22:06:46 -0400
> > Subject: [PATCH] docs: litmus-tests: Clarify about the RCU pre-initialization
> >  test
> > 
> > Since this test was moved to tools/memory-model/, make sure that it is
> > at least referenced from Documentation/litmus-tests/'s README.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Joel Fernandes (Google) <joel@...lfernandes.org>
> > ---
> >  Documentation/litmus-tests/README | 6 ++++--
> >  1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> > 
> > diff --git a/Documentation/litmus-tests/README b/Documentation/litmus-tests/README
> > index ac0b270b456c1..53f09e74734a4 100644
> > --- a/Documentation/litmus-tests/README
> > +++ b/Documentation/litmus-tests/README
> > @@ -11,7 +11,6 @@ tools/memory-model/README.
> >  
> >  atomic (/atomic derectory)
> >  --------------------------
> > -
> >  Atomic-RMW+mb__after_atomic-is-stronger-than-acquire.litmus
> >      Test that an atomic RMW followed by a smp_mb__after_atomic() is
> >      stronger than a normal acquire: both the read and write parts of
> > @@ -23,8 +22,11 @@ Atomic-RMW-ops-are-atomic-WRT-atomic_set.litmus
> >  
> >  RCU (/rcu directory)
> >  --------------------
> > -
> 
> I loosely followed the convention of ReST documents in putting these empty
> lines.  But I don't mind if they are removed.
> 
> >  RCU+sync+read.litmus
> >  RCU+sync+free.litmus
> >      Both the above litmus tests demonstrate the RCU grace period guarantee
> >      that an RCU read-side critical section can never span a grace period.
> > +
> > +MP+onceassign+derefonce.litmus (moved to tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/)
> 
> As I said above, for those who don't follow developments in the lkmm branch, 
> MP+onceassign+derefonce.litmus stays in tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/.
> So,
> 
> +MP+onceassign+derefonce.litmus (under tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/)
> 
> looks better to me.

Yes it stays under tools/.. but is referenced here. Sounds like you agree and
the only change from my follow-up patch that you want is to change "moved to"
to "under".

If so, Paul do you mind applying my patch and fixing this up? Or do you want
to apply Akira's 3-patch series first and then have me send you another one
on top?

thanks,

 - Joel

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