[PATCH 0/4] convert perf to local64_t

From: Peter Zijlstra
Date: Fri May 21 2010 - 10:20:48 EST

These patches introduce local64_t.

Since perf_event:count is only modified cross-cpu when child-counters
feed back their changes on exit, and we can use a secondary variable
for that, we can convert perf to use local64_t instead of atomic64_t
and use instructions without buslock semantics.

The local64_t implementation uses local_t for 64 bits, since local_t is
of type long, for 32 bit it falls back to atomic64_t. Architectures can
provide their own implementation as usual.

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