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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/24] make atomic_read() behave consistently across all architectures
    On Thu, 9 Aug 2007, Chris Snook wrote:

    > This patchset makes the behavior of atomic_read uniform by removing the
    > volatile keyword from all atomic_t and atomic64_t definitions that currently
    > have it, and instead explicitly casts the variable as volatile in
    > atomic_read(). This leaves little room for creative optimization by the
    > compiler, and is in keeping with the principles behind "volatile considered
    > harmful".

    volatile is generally harmful even in atomic_read(). Barriers control
    visibility and AFAICT things are fine.
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