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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/3] WorkStruct: Use direct assignment rather than cmpxchg()
James Bottomley <> wrote:

> That we'd have to put a conditional jump in there is an incorrect
> assumption on risc machines.

I didn't say we would *have* to put a conditional jump in there. But I don't
know that I it can be avoided on all archs.

I don't know that sparc32 can do conditional instructions for example. If we
force this assumption it becomes a potential limitation on the archs we can
support. OTOH, it may be that every arch that supports SMP and has to emulate
bitops with spinlocks also supports conditional stores; but I don't know that.

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