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Date:   Sun, 19 Mar 2023 20:35:47 +0000
From:   Conor Dooley <>
To:     Leonardo Bras <>
Cc:     Paul Walmsley <>,
        Palmer Dabbelt <>,
        Albert Ou <>, Guo Ren <>,,
Subject: Re: [RFC PATCH 0/6] Deduplicating RISCV cmpxchg.h macros

On Sat, Mar 18, 2023 at 05:00:54AM -0300, Leonardo Bras wrote:
> While studying riscv's cmpxchg.h file, I got really interested in 
> understanding how RISCV asm implemented the different versions of 
> {cmp,}xchg.
> When I understood the pattern, it made sense for me to remove the 
> duplications and create macros to make it easier to understand what exactly 
> changes between the versions: Instruction sufixes & barriers.
> I split those changes in 3 levels for each cmpxchg and xchg, resulting a 
> total of 6 patches. I did this so it becomes easier to review and remove 
> the last levels if desired, but I have no issue squashing them if it's 
> better.
> Please provide comments.
> Thanks!
> Leo
> Leonardo Bras (6):
>   riscv/cmpxchg: Deduplicate cmpxchg() asm functions
>   riscv/cmpxchg: Deduplicate cmpxchg() macros
>   riscv/cmpxchg: Deduplicate arch_cmpxchg() macros

>   riscv/cmpxchg: Deduplicate xchg() asm functions

FWIW, this patch seems to break the build pretty badly:

Patches 1 & 5 also add quite a lot of sparse issues (like 1000), but I
think that may be more of an artifact of the testing process as opposed
to something caused by this patchset.


>   riscv/cmpxchg: Deduplicate xchg() macros
>   riscv/cmpxchg: Deduplicate arch_xchg() macros

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