On Thu, Feb 01, 2018 at 10:26:50AM -0500, Alan Stern wrote:
> On Thu, 1 Feb 2018, Andrea Parri wrote:
> 
> > Ingo pointed out that:
> > 
> >   "The "memory model" name is overly generic, ambiguous and somewhat
> >    misleading, as we usually mean the virtual memory layout/model
> >    when we say "memory model". GCC too uses it in that sense [...]"
> > 
> > Make it clearer that, in the context of tools/memory-model/, the term
> > "memory-model" is used as shorthand for "memory consistency model" by
> > calling out this convention in tools/memory-model/README.
> > 
> > Stick to the full name in sources' headers and for the subsystem name.
> > 
> > Suggested-by: Ingo Molnar <mi...@kernel.org>
> > Signed-off-by: Andrea Parri <parri.and...@gmail.com>
> 
> For both patches:
> 
> Acked-by: Alan Stern <st...@rowland.harvard.edu>

Thank you all -- I have queued this and pushed it to my RCU tree on
branch lkmm.  I did reword the commit log a bit, please see below and
please let me know if any of my rewordings need halp.

Andrea, when you resend your second patch, could you please add Alan's
Acked-by?

                                                        Thanx, Paul

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commit de175b697f71b8e3e6d980b7186b909fee0c4378
Author: Andrea Parri <parri.and...@gmail.com>
Date:   Thu Feb 1 13:03:29 2018 +0100

    tools/memory-model: Clarify the origin/scope of the tool name
    
    Ingo pointed out that:
    
      "The "memory model" name is overly generic, ambiguous and somewhat
       misleading, as we usually mean the virtual memory layout/model
       when we say "memory model". GCC too uses it in that sense [...]"
    
    Make it clearer that tools/memory-model/ uses the term "memory model"
    is used as shorthand for "memory consistency model" by calling out this
    convention in tools/memory-model/README.
    
    Stick to the original "memory model" term in sources' headers and for
    the subsystem name.
    
    Suggested-by: Ingo Molnar <mi...@kernel.org>
    Signed-off-by: Andrea Parri <parri.and...@gmail.com>
    Acked-by: Will Deacon <will.dea...@arm.com>
    Acked-by: Alan Stern <st...@rowland.harvard.edu>
    Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paul...@linux.vnet.ibm.com>

diff --git a/tools/memory-model/MAINTAINERS b/tools/memory-model/MAINTAINERS
index 711cbe72d606..db3bd3fc0435 100644
--- a/tools/memory-model/MAINTAINERS
+++ b/tools/memory-model/MAINTAINERS
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
-LINUX KERNEL MEMORY MODEL
+LINUX KERNEL MEMORY CONSISTENCY MODEL
 M:     Alan Stern <st...@rowland.harvard.edu>
 M:     Andrea Parri <parri.and...@gmail.com>
 M:     Will Deacon <will.dea...@arm.com>
diff --git a/tools/memory-model/README b/tools/memory-model/README
index 43ba49492111..91414a49fac5 100644
--- a/tools/memory-model/README
+++ b/tools/memory-model/README
@@ -1,15 +1,15 @@
-                       =========================
-                       LINUX KERNEL MEMORY MODEL
-                       =========================
+               =====================================
+               LINUX KERNEL MEMORY CONSISTENCY MODEL
+               =====================================
 
 ============
 INTRODUCTION
 ============
 
-This directory contains the memory model of the Linux kernel, written
-in the "cat" language and executable by the (externally provided)
-"herd7" simulator, which exhaustively explores the state space of
-small litmus tests.
+This directory contains the memory consistency model (memory model, for
+short) of the Linux kernel, written in the "cat" language and executable
+by the externally provided "herd7" simulator, which exhaustively explores
+the state space of small litmus tests.
 
 In addition, the "klitmus7" tool (also externally provided) may be used
 to convert a litmus test to a Linux kernel module, which in turn allows
diff --git a/tools/memory-model/linux-kernel.bell 
b/tools/memory-model/linux-kernel.bell
index 57112505f5e0..b984bbda01a5 100644
--- a/tools/memory-model/linux-kernel.bell
+++ b/tools/memory-model/linux-kernel.bell
@@ -11,7 +11,7 @@
  * which is to appear in ASPLOS 2018.
  *)
 
-"Linux kernel memory model"
+"Linux-kernel memory consistency model"
 
 enum Accesses = 'once (*READ_ONCE,WRITE_ONCE,ACCESS_ONCE*) ||
                'release (*smp_store_release*) ||
diff --git a/tools/memory-model/linux-kernel.cat 
b/tools/memory-model/linux-kernel.cat
index 15b7a5dd8a9a..babe2b3b0bb3 100644
--- a/tools/memory-model/linux-kernel.cat
+++ b/tools/memory-model/linux-kernel.cat
@@ -11,7 +11,7 @@
  * which is to appear in ASPLOS 2018.
  *)
 
-"Linux kernel memory model"
+"Linux-kernel memory consistency model"
 
 (*
  * File "lock.cat" handles locks and is experimental.

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