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SubjectRe: Fix locking in input
Pavel Machek writes:

> input uses "volatile signed char" as a shared variable between normal
> and interrupt threads (look at _sendbyte()). Thats bad idea, this
> switches it to atomic_t.

This change looks unnecessary to me - we aren't trying to increment or
decrement the variable, just set it and read it. Reading and writing
individual bytes is atomic on any platform we care about.

Paul.
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