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SubjectRe: [GIT PULL tools] Linux kernel memory model

hi Paul,

* Paul E. McKenney <> wrote:

> Hello, Ingo,
> This pull request contains a single commit that adds a memory model to
> the tools directory. This memory model can (roughly speaking) be thought
> of as an automated version of memory-barriers.txt. It is written in the
> "cat" language, which is executable by the externally provided "herd7"
> simulator, which exhaustively explores the state space of small litmus
> tests.
> This memory model is accompanied by extensive documentation on its use
> and its design. Two versions have been sent to LKML and feedback
> incorporated:
> 1.
> 2.
> This model has been presented and demoed at a number of Linux gatherings,
> including the 2016 LinuxCon EU, the 2016 Linux Plumbers Conference,
> the 2016 Linux Kernel Summit, the 2017, and the 2017 Linux
> Plumbers Conference, which featured a workshop helping a number of Linux
> kernel hackers install and use the tool.
> This memory model has matured to the point where it would be good to include
> it in the Linux kernel, for example, to allow it to track changes as new
> hardware and use cases are added. We expect the rate of change to be similar
> to that of Documentation/memory-barriers.txt.
> This memory model is available in the git repository at:
> git://
> for you to fetch changes up to 1c27b644c0fdbc61e113b8faee14baeb8df32486:
> Automate memory-barriers.txt; provide Linux-kernel memory model (2018-01-24 20:53:49 -0800)

Looks good to me, but the commit is not in the master branch of your tree, which
branch should I pull?



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