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SubjectRe: [SOLVED + PATCH]: documented Oops running big-endian reiserfs on parisc architecture
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   From: Andi Kleen <ak@suse.de>
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2001 12:25:24 +0200

On Tue, Sep 04, 2001 at 03:04:54AM -0700, David S. Miller wrote:
> I can also almost guarentee you that the x86 will sometimes not
> execute these bitops atomically on SMP.

It's not needed when you have another lock to protect and don't have
interrupt threads.

I agree completely, so therefore if moving to non-atomic bitops
is an option that would be a great way to fix this reiserfs bug.

Later,
David S. Miller
davem@redhat.com
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