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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/24] make atomic_read() behave consistently across all architectures
    On Tue, Aug 21, 2007 at 06:51:16PM -0400, Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu wrote:
    > On Tue, 21 Aug 2007 09:16:43 PDT, "Paul E. McKenney" said:
    >
    > > I agree that instant gratification is hard to come by when synching
    > > up compiler and kernel versions. Nonetheless, it should be possible
    > > to create APIs that are are conditioned on the compiler version.
    >
    > We've tried that, sort of. See the mess surrounding the whole
    > extern/static/inline/__whatever boondogle, which seems to have
    > changed semantics in every single gcc release since 2.95 or so.
    >...

    There is exactly one semantics change in gcc in this area, and that is
    the change of the "extern inline" semantics in gcc 4.3 to the
    C99 semantics.

    cu
    Adrian

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