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    Subjectwhy is it called "asm-generic/atomic.h"?

    i'm just curious -- why does that particular header file have that
    name? its opening comment reads:

    * Allows to provide arch independent atomic definitions without the need to
    * edit all arch specific atomic.h files.

    but that's *not* what that header file does. rather, it simply
    defines the "long" form of the atomic operations that can be used *in
    addition to* the arch-specific ones.

    wouldn't it make more sense to have called that header file
    something like "asm-generic/atomic_long.h", so as not to mislead folks
    into thinking it represented an *alternative* to those other header

    Robert P. J. Day
    Linux Consulting, Training and Annoying Kernel Pedantry
    Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA
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