On Thu, Oct 24, 2019 at 3:43 PM Andrea Parri firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
But why? I think kernel contains lots of such cases and it seems to be officially documented by the LKMM: https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/tree/tool... address dependencies and ppo
Well, that same documentation also alerts about some of the pitfalls developers can incur while relying on dependencies. I'm sure you're more than aware of some of the debate surrounding these issues.
I thought that LKMM is finally supposed to stop all these centi-threads around subtle details of ordering. And not we finally have it. And it says that using address-dependencies is legal. And you are one of the authors. And now you are arguing here that we better not use it :) Can we have some black/white yes/no for code correctness reflected in LKMM please :) If we are banning address dependencies, don't we need to fix all of rcu uses?