[concurrency-interest] JMM and reorderings

thurstonn thurston at nomagicsoftware.com
Mon May 5 12:59:18 EDT 2014

Given the following:

Initially, x == y == 0
Thread 1       Thread 2
r1 = x            r3 = y
y = 5             x = 5
r2 = x

Thinking about legal outcomes under the JMM:
r1 == r2 == r3 == 0 is a well-known legal outcome given allowed

But what about the following?
r2 == 0, r1 == 5
Which is equivalent to allowing:
r2 = x
r1 = x
y = 5

I want to say that that is a violation of intra-thread conistency guarantees
(or intra-thread semantics if you prefer), but it's not clear to me where
specifically the JMM would prohibit that.

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