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SubjectRe: [patch] use __asm__ and __volatile__ in asm-x86_64/msr.h
Mike Frysinger wrote:
> On Wednesday 20 June 2007, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>> Andi Kleen wrote:
>>>> asm-i386/msr.h should not be exported to userspace at all, it contains
>>>> nothing but kernel-internal helpers.
>>> Actually rdtsc and rdtscll and potentially rdpmc which is in there can be
>>> very useful in user space if you know what you're doing. Unfortunately a
>>> lot of its users don't, but not having the include probably won't stop
>>> them either.
>> More likely, people will just re-implement them incorrectly.
>> However, the rdtsc() definition in the kernel is weird (and removable, I
>> think there are no more users -- I have it removed in my MSR driver
>> rewrite tree which I need to get off my arse and push.) Most users
>> would expect the rdtscll() functionality with the rdtsc() name.
> does that mean you'll also take care of cleaning up msr.h ? or do i need to
> post another patch ?

I'll put that on my list.


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