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Subject[PATCH] kernel locking guide fix.
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diff -urN -I \$.*\$ -X /tmp/kerndiff.hKrYxB --minimal linux-2.4.4-official/Documentation/DocBook/kernel-locking.tmpl working-2.4.4-rcu/Documentation/DocBook/kernel-locking.tmpl
--- linux-2.4.4-official/Documentation/DocBook/kernel-locking.tmpl Tue May 1 12:26:15 2001
+++ working-2.4.4-rcu/Documentation/DocBook/kernel-locking.tmpl Wed May 2 21:14:19 2001
@@ -760,8 +760,11 @@
</para>

<para>
- Any atomic operation is defined to act as a memory barrier
- (ie. as per the <function>mb()</function> macro). Also,
+ Some atomic operations are defined to act as a memory barrier
+ (ie. as per the <function>mb()</function> macro, but if in
+ doubt, be explicit.
+ <!-- Rusty Russell 2 May 2001, 2.4.4 -->
+ Also,
spinlock operations act as partial barriers: operations after
gaining a spinlock will never be moved to precede the
<function>spin_lock()</function> call, and operations before
--
Premature optmztion is rt of all evl. --DK
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