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    SubjectRe: [RFC] Splitting kernel headers and deprecating __KERNEL__
    On Mon, 2004-11-29 at 10:57 +0100, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
    > > I'd be interested to hear your take on this. Should we try to make
    > > our atomics easy and safe for userspace to use (including putting them
    > > under the LGPL)? Or can you see a better solution?
    > it's not the kernel's job to provide this functionality imo.

    Sometimes the functionality would have to be entirely reimplemented to
    make it viable for userspace. For FR-V we set aside a condition register
    for use in the kernel, so we can emulate ll/sc with multiple-issue
    instructions. That can never work in userspace.

    We can't just pretend there isn't a problem here.


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