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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/24] make atomic_read() behave consistently across all architectures
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>> And no, RMW on MMIO isn't "problematic" at all, either.
>>
>> An RMW op is a read op, a modify op, and a write op, all rolled
>> into one opcode. But three actual operations.
>
> Maybe for some CPUs, but not all. ARM for instance can't use the
> load exclusive and store exclusive instructions to MMIO space.

Sure, your CPU doesn't have RMW instructions -- how to emulate
those if you don't have them is a totally different thing.


Segher

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