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authorPaul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>2018-02-20 15:25:04 -0800
committerIngo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>2018-02-21 09:58:13 +0100
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EXP litmus_tests: Add comments explaining tests' purposes
This commit adds comments to the litmus tests summarizing what these tests are intended to demonstrate. [ paulmck: Apply Andrea's and Alan's feedback. ] Suggested-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org> Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Acked-by: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> Cc: akiyks@gmail.com Cc: boqun.feng@gmail.com Cc: dhowells@redhat.com Cc: j.alglave@ucl.ac.uk Cc: linux-arch@vger.kernel.org Cc: luc.maranget@inria.fr Cc: nborisov@suse.com Cc: npiggin@gmail.com Cc: parri.andrea@gmail.com Cc: stern@rowland.harvard.edu Cc: will.deacon@arm.com Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/1519169112-20593-4-git-send-email-paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'tools/memory-model/litmus-tests')
-rw-r--r--tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/CoRR+poonceonce+Once.litmus7
-rw-r--r--tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/CoRW+poonceonce+Once.litmus7
-rw-r--r--tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/CoWR+poonceonce+Once.litmus7
-rw-r--r--tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/CoWW+poonceonce.litmus7
-rw-r--r--tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/IRIW+mbonceonces+OnceOnce.litmus10
-rw-r--r--tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/IRIW+poonceonces+OnceOnce.litmus10
-rw-r--r--tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/ISA2+poonceonces.litmus9
-rw-r--r--tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/ISA2+pooncerelease+poacquirerelease+poacquireonce.litmus11
-rw-r--r--tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/LB+ctrlonceonce+mbonceonce.litmus11
-rw-r--r--tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/LB+poacquireonce+pooncerelease.litmus8
-rw-r--r--tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/LB+poonceonces.litmus7
-rw-r--r--tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/MP+onceassign+derefonce.litmus11
-rw-r--r--tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/MP+polocks.litmus11
-rw-r--r--tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/MP+poonceonces.litmus7
-rw-r--r--tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/MP+pooncerelease+poacquireonce.litmus8
-rw-r--r--tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/MP+porevlocks.litmus11
-rw-r--r--tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/MP+wmbonceonce+rmbonceonce.litmus8
-rw-r--r--tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/R+mbonceonces.litmus9
-rw-r--r--tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/R+poonceonces.litmus8
-rw-r--r--tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/S+poonceonces.litmus9
-rw-r--r--tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/S+wmbonceonce+poacquireonce.litmus7
-rw-r--r--tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/SB+mbonceonces.litmus9
-rw-r--r--tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/SB+poonceonces.litmus8
-rw-r--r--tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/WRC+poonceonces+Once.litmus8
-rw-r--r--tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/WRC+pooncerelease+rmbonceonce+Once.litmus8
-rw-r--r--tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/Z6.0+pooncelock+poonceLock+pombonce.litmus9
-rw-r--r--tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/Z6.0+pooncelock+pooncelock+pombonce.litmus8
-rw-r--r--tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/Z6.0+pooncerelease+poacquirerelease+mbonceonce.litmus14
28 files changed, 246 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/CoRR+poonceonce+Once.litmus b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/CoRR+poonceonce+Once.litmus
index 5b83d57f6ac5..967f9f2a6226 100644
--- a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/CoRR+poonceonce+Once.litmus
+++ b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/CoRR+poonceonce+Once.litmus
@@ -1,5 +1,12 @@
C CoRR+poonceonce+Once
+(*
+ * Result: Never
+ *
+ * Test of read-read coherence, that is, whether or not two successive
+ * reads from the same variable are ordered.
+ *)
+
{}
P0(int *x)
diff --git a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/CoRW+poonceonce+Once.litmus b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/CoRW+poonceonce+Once.litmus
index fab91c13d52c..4635739f3974 100644
--- a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/CoRW+poonceonce+Once.litmus
+++ b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/CoRW+poonceonce+Once.litmus
@@ -1,5 +1,12 @@
C CoRW+poonceonce+Once
+(*
+ * Result: Never
+ *
+ * Test of read-write coherence, that is, whether or not a read from
+ * a given variable and a later write to that same variable are ordered.
+ *)
+
{}
P0(int *x)
diff --git a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/CoWR+poonceonce+Once.litmus b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/CoWR+poonceonce+Once.litmus
index 6a35ec2042ea..bb068c92d8da 100644
--- a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/CoWR+poonceonce+Once.litmus
+++ b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/CoWR+poonceonce+Once.litmus
@@ -1,5 +1,12 @@
C CoWR+poonceonce+Once
+(*
+ * Result: Never
+ *
+ * Test of write-read coherence, that is, whether or not a write to a
+ * given variable and a later read from that same variable are ordered.
+ *)
+
{}
P0(int *x)
diff --git a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/CoWW+poonceonce.litmus b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/CoWW+poonceonce.litmus
index 32a96b832021..0d9f0a958799 100644
--- a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/CoWW+poonceonce.litmus
+++ b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/CoWW+poonceonce.litmus
@@ -1,5 +1,12 @@
C CoWW+poonceonce
+(*
+ * Result: Never
+ *
+ * Test of write-write coherence, that is, whether or not two successive
+ * writes to the same variable are ordered.
+ *)
+
{}
P0(int *x)
diff --git a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/IRIW+mbonceonces+OnceOnce.litmus b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/IRIW+mbonceonces+OnceOnce.litmus
index 7eba2c68992b..50d5db9ea983 100644
--- a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/IRIW+mbonceonces+OnceOnce.litmus
+++ b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/IRIW+mbonceonces+OnceOnce.litmus
@@ -1,5 +1,15 @@
C IRIW+mbonceonces+OnceOnce
+(*
+ * Result: Never
+ *
+ * Test of independent reads from independent writes with smp_mb()
+ * between each pairs of reads. In other words, is smp_mb() sufficient to
+ * cause two different reading processes to agree on the order of a pair
+ * of writes, where each write is to a different variable by a different
+ * process?
+ *)
+
{}
P0(int *x)
diff --git a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/IRIW+poonceonces+OnceOnce.litmus b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/IRIW+poonceonces+OnceOnce.litmus
index b0556c6c75d4..4b54dd6a6cd9 100644
--- a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/IRIW+poonceonces+OnceOnce.litmus
+++ b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/IRIW+poonceonces+OnceOnce.litmus
@@ -1,5 +1,15 @@
C IRIW+poonceonces+OnceOnce
+(*
+ * Result: Sometimes
+ *
+ * Test of independent reads from independent writes with nothing
+ * between each pairs of reads. In other words, is anything at all
+ * needed to cause two different reading processes to agree on the order
+ * of a pair of writes, where each write is to a different variable by a
+ * different process?
+ *)
+
{}
P0(int *x)
diff --git a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/ISA2+poonceonces.litmus b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/ISA2+poonceonces.litmus
index 9a1a233d70c3..b321aa6f4ea5 100644
--- a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/ISA2+poonceonces.litmus
+++ b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/ISA2+poonceonces.litmus
@@ -1,5 +1,14 @@
C ISA2+poonceonces
+(*
+ * Result: Sometimes
+ *
+ * Given a release-acquire chain ordering the first process's store
+ * against the last process's load, is ordering preserved if all of the
+ * smp_store_release() invocations are replaced by WRITE_ONCE() and all
+ * of the smp_load_acquire() invocations are replaced by READ_ONCE()?
+ *)
+
{}
P0(int *x, int *y)
diff --git a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/ISA2+pooncerelease+poacquirerelease+poacquireonce.litmus b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/ISA2+pooncerelease+poacquirerelease+poacquireonce.litmus
index 235195e87d4e..025b0462ec9b 100644
--- a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/ISA2+pooncerelease+poacquirerelease+poacquireonce.litmus
+++ b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/ISA2+pooncerelease+poacquirerelease+poacquireonce.litmus
@@ -1,5 +1,16 @@
C ISA2+pooncerelease+poacquirerelease+poacquireonce
+(*
+ * Result: Never
+ *
+ * This litmus test demonstrates that a release-acquire chain suffices
+ * to order P0()'s initial write against P2()'s final read. The reason
+ * that the release-acquire chain suffices is because in all but one
+ * case (P2() to P0()), each process reads from the preceding process's
+ * write. In memory-model-speak, there is only one non-reads-from
+ * (AKA non-rf) link, so release-acquire is all that is needed.
+ *)
+
{}
P0(int *x, int *y)
diff --git a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/LB+ctrlonceonce+mbonceonce.litmus b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/LB+ctrlonceonce+mbonceonce.litmus
index dd5ac3a8974a..de6708229dd1 100644
--- a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/LB+ctrlonceonce+mbonceonce.litmus
+++ b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/LB+ctrlonceonce+mbonceonce.litmus
@@ -1,5 +1,16 @@
C LB+ctrlonceonce+mbonceonce
+(*
+ * Result: Never
+ *
+ * This litmus test demonstrates that lightweight ordering suffices for
+ * the load-buffering pattern, in other words, preventing all processes
+ * reading from the preceding process's write. In this example, the
+ * combination of a control dependency and a full memory barrier are enough
+ * to do the trick. (But the full memory barrier could be replaced with
+ * another control dependency and order would still be maintained.)
+ *)
+
{}
P0(int *x, int *y)
diff --git a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/LB+poacquireonce+pooncerelease.litmus b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/LB+poacquireonce+pooncerelease.litmus
index 47bd61319d93..07b9904b0e49 100644
--- a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/LB+poacquireonce+pooncerelease.litmus
+++ b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/LB+poacquireonce+pooncerelease.litmus
@@ -1,5 +1,13 @@
C LB+poacquireonce+pooncerelease
+(*
+ * Result: Never
+ *
+ * Does a release-acquire pair suffice for the load-buffering litmus
+ * test, where each process reads from one of two variables then writes
+ * to the other?
+ *)
+
{}
P0(int *x, int *y)
diff --git a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/LB+poonceonces.litmus b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/LB+poonceonces.litmus
index a5cdf027e34b..74c49cb3c37b 100644
--- a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/LB+poonceonces.litmus
+++ b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/LB+poonceonces.litmus
@@ -1,5 +1,12 @@
C LB+poonceonces
+(*
+ * Result: Sometimes
+ *
+ * Can the counter-intuitive outcome for the load-buffering pattern
+ * be prevented even with no explicit ordering?
+ *)
+
{}
P0(int *x, int *y)
diff --git a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/MP+onceassign+derefonce.litmus b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/MP+onceassign+derefonce.litmus
index 1a2fe5830381..97731b4bbdd8 100644
--- a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/MP+onceassign+derefonce.litmus
+++ b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/MP+onceassign+derefonce.litmus
@@ -1,4 +1,13 @@
-C MP+onceassign+derefonce.litmus
+C MP+onceassign+derefonce
+
+(*
+ * Result: Never
+ *
+ * This litmus test demonstrates that rcu_assign_pointer() and
+ * rcu_dereference() suffice to ensure that an RCU reader will not see
+ * pre-initialization garbage when it traverses an RCU-protected data
+ * structure containing a newly inserted element.
+ *)
{
y=z;
diff --git a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/MP+polocks.litmus b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/MP+polocks.litmus
index 5fe6f1e3c452..712a4fcdf6ce 100644
--- a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/MP+polocks.litmus
+++ b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/MP+polocks.litmus
@@ -1,5 +1,16 @@
C MP+polocks
+(*
+ * Result: Never
+ *
+ * This litmus test demonstrates how lock acquisitions and releases can
+ * stand in for smp_load_acquire() and smp_store_release(), respectively.
+ * In other words, when holding a given lock (or indeed after releasing a
+ * given lock), a CPU is not only guaranteed to see the accesses that other
+ * CPUs made while previously holding that lock, it is also guaranteed
+ * to see all prior accesses by those other CPUs.
+ *)
+
{}
P0(int *x, int *y, spinlock_t *mylock)
diff --git a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/MP+poonceonces.litmus b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/MP+poonceonces.litmus
index 46e1ac7ba126..b2b60b84fb9d 100644
--- a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/MP+poonceonces.litmus
+++ b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/MP+poonceonces.litmus
@@ -1,5 +1,12 @@
C MP+poonceonces
+(*
+ * Result: Maybe
+ *
+ * Can the counter-intuitive message-passing outcome be prevented with
+ * no ordering at all?
+ *)
+
{}
P0(int *x, int *y)
diff --git a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/MP+pooncerelease+poacquireonce.litmus b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/MP+pooncerelease+poacquireonce.litmus
index 0b00cc7293ba..d52c68429722 100644
--- a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/MP+pooncerelease+poacquireonce.litmus
+++ b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/MP+pooncerelease+poacquireonce.litmus
@@ -1,5 +1,13 @@
C MP+pooncerelease+poacquireonce
+(*
+ * Result: Never
+ *
+ * This litmus test demonstrates that smp_store_release() and
+ * smp_load_acquire() provide sufficient ordering for the message-passing
+ * pattern.
+ *)
+
{}
P0(int *x, int *y)
diff --git a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/MP+porevlocks.litmus b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/MP+porevlocks.litmus
index 90d011c34f33..72c9276b363e 100644
--- a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/MP+porevlocks.litmus
+++ b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/MP+porevlocks.litmus
@@ -1,5 +1,16 @@
C MP+porevlocks
+(*
+ * Result: Never
+ *
+ * This litmus test demonstrates how lock acquisitions and releases can
+ * stand in for smp_load_acquire() and smp_store_release(), respectively.
+ * In other words, when holding a given lock (or indeed after releasing a
+ * given lock), a CPU is not only guaranteed to see the accesses that other
+ * CPUs made while previously holding that lock, it is also guaranteed to
+ * see all prior accesses by those other CPUs.
+ *)
+
{}
P0(int *x, int *y, spinlock_t *mylock)
diff --git a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/MP+wmbonceonce+rmbonceonce.litmus b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/MP+wmbonceonce+rmbonceonce.litmus
index 604ad41ea0c2..c078f38ff27a 100644
--- a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/MP+wmbonceonce+rmbonceonce.litmus
+++ b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/MP+wmbonceonce+rmbonceonce.litmus
@@ -1,5 +1,13 @@
C MP+wmbonceonce+rmbonceonce
+(*
+ * Result: Never
+ *
+ * This litmus test demonstrates that smp_wmb() and smp_rmb() provide
+ * sufficient ordering for the message-passing pattern. However, it
+ * is usually better to use smp_store_release() and smp_load_acquire().
+ *)
+
{}
P0(int *x, int *y)
diff --git a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/R+mbonceonces.litmus b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/R+mbonceonces.litmus
index e69b9e3e9436..a0e884ad2132 100644
--- a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/R+mbonceonces.litmus
+++ b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/R+mbonceonces.litmus
@@ -1,5 +1,14 @@
C R+mbonceonces
+(*
+ * Result: Never
+ *
+ * This is the fully ordered (via smp_mb()) version of one of the classic
+ * counterintuitive litmus tests that illustrates the effects of store
+ * propagation delays. Note that weakening either of the barriers would
+ * cause the resulting test to be allowed.
+ *)
+
{}
P0(int *x, int *y)
diff --git a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/R+poonceonces.litmus b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/R+poonceonces.litmus
index f7a12e00f82d..5386f128a131 100644
--- a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/R+poonceonces.litmus
+++ b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/R+poonceonces.litmus
@@ -1,5 +1,13 @@
C R+poonceonces
+(*
+ * Result: Sometimes
+ *
+ * This is the unordered (thus lacking smp_mb()) version of one of the
+ * classic counterintuitive litmus tests that illustrates the effects of
+ * store propagation delays.
+ *)
+
{}
P0(int *x, int *y)
diff --git a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/S+poonceonces.litmus b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/S+poonceonces.litmus
index d0d541c8ec7d..8c9c2f81a580 100644
--- a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/S+poonceonces.litmus
+++ b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/S+poonceonces.litmus
@@ -1,5 +1,14 @@
C S+poonceonces
+(*
+ * Result: Sometimes
+ *
+ * Starting with a two-process release-acquire chain ordering P0()'s
+ * first store against P1()'s final load, if the smp_store_release()
+ * is replaced by WRITE_ONCE() and the smp_load_acquire() replaced by
+ * READ_ONCE(), is ordering preserved?
+ *)
+
{}
P0(int *x, int *y)
diff --git a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/S+wmbonceonce+poacquireonce.litmus b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/S+wmbonceonce+poacquireonce.litmus
index 1d292d0d6603..c53350205d28 100644
--- a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/S+wmbonceonce+poacquireonce.litmus
+++ b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/S+wmbonceonce+poacquireonce.litmus
@@ -1,5 +1,12 @@
C S+wmbonceonce+poacquireonce
+(*
+ * Result: Never
+ *
+ * Can a smp_wmb(), instead of a release, and an acquire order a prior
+ * store against a subsequent store?
+ *)
+
{}
P0(int *x, int *y)
diff --git a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/SB+mbonceonces.litmus b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/SB+mbonceonces.litmus
index b76caa5af1af..74b874ffa8da 100644
--- a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/SB+mbonceonces.litmus
+++ b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/SB+mbonceonces.litmus
@@ -1,5 +1,14 @@
C SB+mbonceonces
+(*
+ * Result: Never
+ *
+ * This litmus test demonstrates that full memory barriers suffice to
+ * order the store-buffering pattern, where each process writes to the
+ * variable that the preceding process reads. (Locking and RCU can also
+ * suffice, but not much else.)
+ *)
+
{}
P0(int *x, int *y)
diff --git a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/SB+poonceonces.litmus b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/SB+poonceonces.litmus
index c1797e03807e..10d550730b25 100644
--- a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/SB+poonceonces.litmus
+++ b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/SB+poonceonces.litmus
@@ -1,5 +1,13 @@
C SB+poonceonces
+(*
+ * Result: Sometimes
+ *
+ * This litmus test demonstrates that at least some ordering is required
+ * to order the store-buffering pattern, where each process writes to the
+ * variable that the preceding process reads.
+ *)
+
{}
P0(int *x, int *y)
diff --git a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/WRC+poonceonces+Once.litmus b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/WRC+poonceonces+Once.litmus
index f5e7c92f61cc..6a2bc12a1af1 100644
--- a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/WRC+poonceonces+Once.litmus
+++ b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/WRC+poonceonces+Once.litmus
@@ -1,5 +1,13 @@
C WRC+poonceonces+Once
+(*
+ * Result: Sometimes
+ *
+ * This litmus test is an extension of the message-passing pattern,
+ * where the first write is moved to a separate process. Note that this
+ * test has no ordering at all.
+ *)
+
{}
P0(int *x)
diff --git a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/WRC+pooncerelease+rmbonceonce+Once.litmus b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/WRC+pooncerelease+rmbonceonce+Once.litmus
index e3d0018025dd..97fcbffde9a0 100644
--- a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/WRC+pooncerelease+rmbonceonce+Once.litmus
+++ b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/WRC+pooncerelease+rmbonceonce+Once.litmus
@@ -1,5 +1,13 @@
C WRC+pooncerelease+rmbonceonce+Once
+(*
+ * Result: Never
+ *
+ * This litmus test is an extension of the message-passing pattern, where
+ * the first write is moved to a separate process. Because it features
+ * a release and a read memory barrier, it should be forbidden.
+ *)
+
{}
P0(int *x)
diff --git a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/Z6.0+pooncelock+poonceLock+pombonce.litmus b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/Z6.0+pooncelock+poonceLock+pombonce.litmus
index 9c2cb53e6ef0..415248fb6699 100644
--- a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/Z6.0+pooncelock+poonceLock+pombonce.litmus
+++ b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/Z6.0+pooncelock+poonceLock+pombonce.litmus
@@ -1,5 +1,14 @@
C Z6.0+pooncelock+poonceLock+pombonce
+(*
+ * Result: Never
+ *
+ * This litmus test demonstrates how smp_mb__after_spinlock() may be
+ * used to ensure that accesses in different critical sections for a
+ * given lock running on different CPUs are nevertheless seen in order
+ * by CPUs not holding that lock.
+ *)
+
{}
P0(int *x, int *y, spinlock_t *mylock)
diff --git a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/Z6.0+pooncelock+pooncelock+pombonce.litmus b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/Z6.0+pooncelock+pooncelock+pombonce.litmus
index c9a1f1a49ae1..10a2aa04cd07 100644
--- a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/Z6.0+pooncelock+pooncelock+pombonce.litmus
+++ b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/Z6.0+pooncelock+pooncelock+pombonce.litmus
@@ -1,5 +1,13 @@
C Z6.0+pooncelock+pooncelock+pombonce
+(*
+ * Result: Sometimes
+ *
+ * This example demonstrates that a pair of accesses made by different
+ * processes each while holding a given lock will not necessarily be
+ * seen as ordered by a third process not holding that lock.
+ *)
+
{}
P0(int *x, int *y, spinlock_t *mylock)
diff --git a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/Z6.0+pooncerelease+poacquirerelease+mbonceonce.litmus b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/Z6.0+pooncerelease+poacquirerelease+mbonceonce.litmus
index 25409a033514..a20fc3fafb53 100644
--- a/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/Z6.0+pooncerelease+poacquirerelease+mbonceonce.litmus
+++ b/tools/memory-model/litmus-tests/Z6.0+pooncerelease+poacquirerelease+mbonceonce.litmus
@@ -1,5 +1,19 @@
C Z6.0+pooncerelease+poacquirerelease+mbonceonce
+(*
+ * Result: Sometimes
+ *
+ * This litmus test shows that a release-acquire chain, while sufficient
+ * when there is but one non-reads-from (AKA non-rf) link, does not suffice
+ * if there is more than one. Of the three processes, only P1() reads from
+ * P0's write, which means that there are two non-rf links: P1() to P2()
+ * is a write-to-write link (AKA a "coherence" or just "co" link) and P2()
+ * to P0() is a read-to-write link (AKA a "from-reads" or just "fr" link).
+ * When there are two or more non-rf links, you typically will need one
+ * full barrier for each non-rf link. (Exceptions include some cases
+ * involving locking.)
+ *)
+
{}
P0(int *x, int *y)