[RFC PATCH 2/4] x86: cmpxchg: implement dummy cmpxchg64_relaxed operation

From: Will Deacon
Date: Thu Sep 26 2013 - 11:14:09 EST

cmpxchg64_relaxed can be used to provide barrier-less semantics for a
64-bit cmpxchg operation in cases where the strong memory ordering is
not required. A useful use-case for this is in the recently merged
lockless lockref code.

This patch implements a dummy implementation for x86, since the memory
ordering issues aren't a concern for this architecture.

Cc: <x86@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Will Deacon <will.deacon@xxxxxxx>
arch/x86/include/asm/cmpxchg.h | 3 +++
1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/arch/x86/include/asm/cmpxchg.h b/arch/x86/include/asm/cmpxchg.h
index d47786a..aacb99a0 100644
--- a/arch/x86/include/asm/cmpxchg.h
+++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/cmpxchg.h
@@ -152,6 +152,9 @@ extern void __add_wrong_size(void)

#define cmpxchg_local(ptr, old, new) \
__cmpxchg_local(ptr, old, new, sizeof(*(ptr)))
+#define cmpxchg64_relaxed(ptr, old, new) \
+ cmpxchg64(ptr, old, new)


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