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    SubjectRe: fairsched + O(1) process scheduler
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    Robert Love wrote:

    >Yep. Everyone architecture I know of - and certainly all that Linux
    >support - can do atomic read/writes to a word. Thinking about it, it
    >would be odd if not (two writes to a single word interleaving?). There
    >are places this assumption is used.
    >
    I believe this is true if the data is aligned. I don't think it's true
    for unaligned access on an x86.

    - -Corey
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