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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/24] make atomic_read() behave consistently across all architectures


    On Fri, 17 Aug 2007, Paul Mackerras wrote:

    > Satyam Sharma writes:
    >
    > > I wonder if this'll generate smaller and better code than _both_ the
    > > other atomic_read_volatile() variants. Would need to build allyesconfig
    > > on lots of diff arch's etc to test the theory though.
    >
    > I'm sure it would be a tiny effect.
    >
    > This whole thread is arguing about effects that are quite
    > insignificant.

    Hmm, the fact that this thread became what it did, probably means that
    most developers on this list do not mind thinking/arguing about effects
    or optimizations that are otherwise "tiny". But yeah, they are tiny
    nonetheless.
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