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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/24] make atomic_read() behave consistently across all architectures
On Tue, Aug 21, 2007 at 01:02:01AM +0200, Segher Boessenkool wrote:
> >>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.

I thought that ARM's load exclusive and store exclusive instructions
were its equivalent of LL and SC, which RISC machines typically use to
build atomic sequences of instructions -- and which normally cannot be
applied to MMIO space.

Thanx, Paul
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