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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] tools/memory-model: Make compat with herd7 7.47 ("-" -> "_")
On 2018/02/14 14:52:38 -0800, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 07:20:35AM +0900, Akira Yokosawa wrote:
>> On 2018/02/09 17:07:03 -0800, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
>>> On Sat, Feb 10, 2018 at 08:46:25AM +0900, Akira Yokosawa wrote:
>>>> >From 7c1f497a9a51e8db1a94c8a7ef0b74b235aaab88 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
>>>> From: Akira Yokosawa <>
>>>> Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2018 04:51:05 -0800
>>>> Subject: [PATCH v2] tools/memory-model: Make compat with herd7 7.47 ("-" -> "_")
>>>> As of herd7 7.47, these '-'s are not permitted and end up in
>>>> errors such as:
>>>> File "./linux-kernel.def", line 44, characters 29-30:
>>>> unexpected '-' (in macros)
>>>> Partial revert of commit 2d5fba7782d6 ("linux-kernel*: Make RCU
>>>> identifiers match ASPLOS paper") in the repository at
>>>> can restore the compatibility
>>>> with herd7 7.47.
>>>> Reported-by: Patrick Bellasi <>
>>>> Suggested-by: Andrea Parri <>
>>>> Signed-off-by: Akira Yokosawa <>
>>>> ---
>>>> Paul,
>>>> FWIW, this is a squashed version relative to patch 07/10 in the RFC series.
>>> Thank you, Akira!
>>> I am going to hold off on this for a bit to see if we can instead get
>>> a new release of herd7, but if we can't. this might well be a very good
>>> way to go.
>> So, herdtools7.7.48 is now available by "opam update; opam upgrade".
>> Maybe mentioning the required version of herdtools7 in README would help.
> Or have some way for the memory model's .cat files to state what version
> they need, but in the meantime please see the patch below. But even with
> such version specification, we probably want to have the version in the
>> One glitch I'm aware of is one of the output of klitmus7 fails to
>> compile on kernels prior to 4.14, because of smp_mb__after_spinlock()
>> used in Z6.0+pooncelock+poonceLock+pombonce.litmus.
> This is one advantage of having the memory model in the kernel source
> itself -- the versions match. And people can always fire up a different
> kernel version (for example, within a VM) to run the output of klitmus7.

There is another unfortunate mismatch in kernel and herdtools7 updates.

klitmus7 in herdtools7 7.48 requires definition of ACCESS_ONCE() in kernel
headers, but it has been removed in Linux 4.15. This means klitmus7 of
herdtools7 7.48 works only on Linux 4.14.

In the repository of herdtools7, with the suggestion of Andrea, commit
e87d7f9287d1 ("klitmus: Use WRITE_ONCE and READ_ONCE in place of deprecated
ACCESS_ONCE in "user" synchronization barrier") has addressed the issue.

This series is intended to be merged in Linux 4.17 merge window,
and hopefully we can have another update of herdtools7 by the time the merge
window opens...

Dependency to out-of-tree tools looks quite tricky. We need some neat way to
manage things.


Thanks, Akira

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