On Sat, Jan 02, 2016 at 11:24:38AM +0000, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote: > On Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 09:07:59PM +0200, Michael S. Tsirkin wrote: > > This defines __smp_xxx barriers for arm, > > for use by virtualization. > > > > smp_xxx barriers are removed as they are > > defined correctly by asm-generic/barriers.h > > > > This reduces the amount of arch-specific boiler-plate code. > > > > Signed-off-by: Michael S. Tsirkin <m...@redhat.com> > > Acked-by: Arnd Bergmann <a...@arndb.de> > > In combination with patch 14, this looks like it should result in no > change to the resulting code. > > Acked-by: Russell King <rmk+ker...@arm.linux.org.uk> > > My only concern is that it gives people an additional handle onto a > "new" set of barriers - just because they're prefixed with __* > unfortunately doesn't stop anyone from using it (been there with > other arch stuff before.) > > I wonder whether we should consider making the smp memory barriers > inline functions, so these __smp_xxx() variants can be undef'd > afterwards, thereby preventing drivers getting their hands on these > new macros?
That'd be tricky to do cleanly since asm-generic depends on ifndef to add generic variants where needed. But it would be possible to add a checkpatch test for this. > -- > RMK's Patch system: http://www.arm.linux.org.uk/developer/patches/ > FTTC broadband for 0.8mile line: currently at 9.6Mbps down 400kbps up > according to speedtest.net. -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-metag" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html