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SubjectRe: [PATCH] WorkStruct: Implement generic UP cmpxchg() where an arch doesn't support it


On Wed, 6 Dec 2006, David Howells wrote:
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> Implement generic UP cmpxchg() where an arch doesn't otherwise support it.
> This assuming that the arch doesn't have support SMP without providing its own
> cmpxchg() implementation.

This is too ugly to live. At least the kernel/workqueue.c part.

The requirement that everybody implement a workable cmpxchg (and falling
back to spinlocks if required as per the atomic bit operations) looks ok,
but don't show that in generic code.

Linus
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