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SubjectRE: Synchronizing Bit operations V2
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Christoph Lameter wrote on Thursday, March 30, 2006 4:51 PM
> > > It precise the uncleanness in ia64 that such semantics are attached to
> > > these bit operations which may lead people to depend on those. We need to
> > > either make these explicit or not depend on them.
> >
> > I know, I'm saying since it doesn't make any difference from API point of
> > view whether it is acq, rel, or no ordering, then just make them rel as a
> > "preferred" Operation on ia64.
>
> That would make the behavior of clear_bit different from other bitops and
> references to volatile pointers. I'd like to have this as consistent as
> possible.

Yeah, but we just agreed that caller shouldn't be thinking clear_bit has
memory ordering at all.

- Ken
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