Re: [PATCH 2/2]: atomic_t: Remove volatile from atomic_t definition

From: David Miller
Date: Fri May 21 2010 - 01:54:49 EST

From: Nick Piggin <npiggin@xxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 21 May 2010 15:27:46 +1000

> Hmm, I'm missing something. David, back up a second, as far as I can see,
> with Anton's patches, atomic_read() *is* effectively just ACCESS_ONCE()
> now. Linus pointed out that header tangle is the reason not to just use
> the macro.

My bad, I was under the impression that the proposal was to remove
volatile usage and also not even do ACCESS_ONCE() in atomic_read().

And then explicitly annotate call sits that actually need the
ACCESS_ONCE() semantic.
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