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    SubjectRe: 2.6.6-mm5
    On Sat, May 22, 2004 at 06:15:51PM -0700, Roland Dreier wrote:
    > Andrew> I don't think we can expect all architectures to be able
    > Andrew> to implement atomic 64-bit IO's, can we?
    > Andrew> ergo, drivers which want to use readq and writeq should
    > Andrew> provide the appropriate locking.
    > Perhaps we should have ARCH_HAS_ATOMIC_WRITEQ or something so that
    > drivers don't add the overhead of locking on architectures where it's
    > not necessary?

    Or perhaps we just need a lockless __readq/__writeq for drivers that
    know better.

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