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Subject[PATCH RFC LKMM 2/7] doc: Replace smp_cond_acquire() with smp_cond_load_acquire()
From: Andrea Parri <>

Amend commit 1f03e8d2919270 ("locking/barriers: Replace smp_cond_acquire()
with smp_cond_load_acquire()") by updating the documentation accordingly.
Also remove some obsolete information related to the implementation.

Signed-off-by: Andrea Parri <>
Cc: Alan Stern <>
Cc: Will Deacon <>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <>
Cc: Boqun Feng <>
Cc: Nicholas Piggin <>
Cc: David Howells <>
Cc: Jade Alglave <>
Cc: Luc Maranget <>
Cc: "Paul E. McKenney" <>
Cc: Akira Yokosawa <>
Cc: Daniel Lustig <>
Cc: Jonathan Corbet <>
Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <>
Documentation/memory-barriers.txt | 3 +--
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/memory-barriers.txt b/Documentation/memory-barriers.txt
index 0d8d7ef131e9..c1d913944ad8 100644
--- a/Documentation/memory-barriers.txt
+++ b/Documentation/memory-barriers.txt
@@ -471,8 +471,7 @@ And a couple of implicit varieties:
operations after the ACQUIRE operation will appear to happen after the
ACQUIRE operation with respect to the other components of the system.
ACQUIRE operations include LOCK operations and both smp_load_acquire()
- and smp_cond_acquire() operations. The later builds the necessary ACQUIRE
- semantics from relying on a control dependency and smp_rmb().
+ and smp_cond_load_acquire() operations.

Memory operations that occur before an ACQUIRE operation may appear to
happen after it completes.
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