|author||Andrea Parri <email@example.com>||2018-02-20 15:25:07 -0800|
|committer||Ingo Molnar <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2018-02-21 09:58:14 +0100|
Documentation/memory-barriers.txt: Cross-reference "tools/memory-model/"
A memory consistency model is now available for the Linux kernel , which "can (roughly speaking) be thought of as an automated version of memory-barriers.txt" and which is (in turn) "accompanied by extensive documentation on its use and its design". Inform the (occasional) reader of memory-barriers.txt of these developments.  https://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=151687290114799&w=2 Co-developed-by: Andrea Parri <email@example.com> Co-developed-by: Akira Yokosawa <firstname.lastname@example.org> Signed-off-by: Andrea Parri <email@example.com> Signed-off-by: Akira Yokosawa <firstname.lastname@example.org> Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <email@example.com> Acked-by: Peter Zijlstra <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: Linus Torvalds <email@example.com> Cc: Thomas Gleixner <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: email@example.com Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org Cc: email@example.com Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org Cc: email@example.com Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org Cc: email@example.com Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org Cc: email@example.com Link: http://firstname.lastname@example.org Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <email@example.com>
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@@ -14,7 +14,11 @@ DISCLAIMER
This document is not a specification; it is intentionally (for the sake of
brevity) and unintentionally (due to being human) incomplete. This document is
meant as a guide to using the various memory barriers provided by Linux, but
-in case of any doubt (and there are many) please ask.
+in case of any doubt (and there are many) please ask. Some doubts may be
+resolved by referring to the formal memory consistency model and related
+documentation at tools/memory-model/. Nevertheless, even this memory
+model should be viewed as the collective opinion of its maintainers rather
+than as an infallible oracle.
To repeat, this document is not a specification of what Linux expects from