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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/5] atomic: introduce atomic_inc_not_zero
Russell King wrote:

> The whole point about architecture specific includes is not to provide
> a frenzied feeding ground for folk who like to "clean code up" but to
> allow architectures to do things in the most efficient way for them
> without polluting the kernel too much.
>
> It seems that aspect is being lost sight of here.
>

Yep. We've got atomic_add, atomic_sub, atomic_inc, atomic_dec,
atomic_inc_return, atomic_add_return, atomic_dec_return, atomic_sub_return
to start with.

Not only that, but we can probably emulate all the atomic_ operations
with atomic_cmpxchg, not just atomic_inc_not_zero.

Roman: any ideas about what you would prefer? You'll notice
atomic_inc_not_zero replaces rcuref_inc_lf, which is used several times
in the VFS.

Thanks,
Nick

--
SUSE Labs, Novell Inc.

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