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Re: [PATCH][BZ 18743] PowerPC: Fix a race condition when eliding a lock
- From: Torvald Riegel <triegel at redhat dot com>
- To: Adhemerval Zanella <adhemerval dot zanella at linaro dot org>
- Cc: Tulio Magno Quites Machado Filho <tuliom at linux dot vnet dot ibm dot com>, "libc-alpha at sourceware dot org" <libc-alpha at sourceware dot org>
- Date: Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:25:55 +0200
- Subject: Re: [PATCH][BZ 18743] PowerPC: Fix a race condition when eliding a lock
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On Sat, 2015-08-01 at 09:23 -0300, Adhemerval Zanella wrote:
> > Em 31/07/2015, Ãs 20:05, Tulio Magno Quites Machado Filho <firstname.lastname@example.org> escreveu:
> > Adhemerval Zanella <email@example.com> writes:
> >> Mainly because I see this issue is not powerpc specific and I think we should
> >> also fix for x86 (that currently also uses the same mechanism) and for future
> >> arches that also might potentially implement lock elision using this.
> > AFAICS, this is powerpc specific. x86 ensures the memory access happens
> > inside the transaction.
> > Here is the x86 implementation:
> Right, x86 is evaluated as a macro. Indeed your initial approach seems to be better indeed. Thanks for catching it. I would suggest add a comment similar to x86 as well.
> > 50 /* is_lock_free must be executed inside the transaction */
> > 51
I think "evaluated" is better in this case.