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Subject[PATCH 2/2] asm-generic: Don't warn that atomic_t is only 24 bit
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32-bit Sparc used to only allow usage of 24-bit of it's atomic_t type.
This was corrected with linux 2.6.3 when Keith M Wesolowski changed the
implementation to use the parisc approach of having an array of
spinlocks to protect the atomic_t.

These warnings were also removed from the sparc implementation when the
new implementation was merged in BKrev:402e4949VThdc6D3iaosSFUgabMfvw,
but the warning still remained in some other places without any
24-bit-only atomic_t implementation inside the kernel.

We should remove these warnings to allow users to rely on the full
32-bit range of atomic_t.

Signed-off-by: Peter Fritzsche <peter.fritzsche@gmx.de>
---
This should correct the problem mentioned in http://lkml.org/lkml/2010/4/26/33
include/asm-generic/atomic.h | 8 ++------
1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)
diff --git a/include/asm-generic/atomic.h b/include/asm-generic/atomic.h
index c99c64d..345bfda 100644
--- a/include/asm-generic/atomic.h
+++ b/include/asm-generic/atomic.h
@@ -30,8 +30,7 @@
* atomic_read - read atomic variable
* @v: pointer of type atomic_t
*
- * Atomically reads the value of @v. Note that the guaranteed
- * useful range of an atomic_t is only 24 bits.
+ * Atomically reads the value of @v.
*/
#define atomic_read(v) ((v)->counter)

@@ -40,8 +39,7 @@
* @v: pointer of type atomic_t
* @i: required value
*
- * Atomically sets the value of @v to @i. Note that the guaranteed
- * useful range of an atomic_t is only 24 bits.
+ * Atomically sets the value of @v to @i.
*/
#define atomic_set(v, i) (((v)->counter) = (i))

@@ -53,7 +51,6 @@
* @v: pointer of type atomic_t
*
* Atomically adds @i to @v and returns the result
- * Note that the guaranteed useful range of an atomic_t is only 24 bits.
*/
static inline int atomic_add_return(int i, atomic_t *v)
{
@@ -75,7 +72,6 @@ static inline int atomic_add_return(int i, atomic_t *v)
* @v: pointer of type atomic_t
*
* Atomically subtracts @i from @v and returns the result
- * Note that the guaranteed useful range of an atomic_t is only 24 bits.
*/
static inline int atomic_sub_return(int i, atomic_t *v)
{
--
1.7.1


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