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SubjectRe: [patch] spinlocks: remove 'volatile'
linux-os (Dick Johnson) wrote:

> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memory_barrier
>
> This is used to prevent out-of-order execution, not at all what is
> necessary.

I don't think memory barriers prevent out of order execution,
just out of order loads and stores (which could happen on CPUs
that do in-order execution).

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