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SubjectRe: [RFC patch 08/18] cnt32_to_63 should use smp_rmb()
Andrew Morton <> wrote:

> I mean, the darned thing is called from sched_clock(), which can be
> concurrently called on separate CPUs and which can be called from
> interrupt context (with an arbitrary nesting level!) while it was running
> in process context.
> Who let that thing into Linux?

Having crawled all over it, and argued with Nicolas and Panasonic about it, I
think it's safe in sched_clock(), provided sched_clock() never gets preempted -
which appears to be the case.


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