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SubjectRe: [patch] spinlocks: remove 'volatile'


On Thu, 6 Jul 2006, Chris Friesen wrote:
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> The C standard requires the use of volatile for signal handlers and setjmp.

Actually, the C standard requires "sigatomic_t".

> For userspace at least the whole discussion of "barriers" is sort of
> moot--there are no memory barriers defined in the C language, which makes it
> kind of hard to write portable code that uses them.

Any locking primitive BY DEFINITION has a barrier in it.

If it doesn't, it's not a locking primitive, it's a random sequence of
code that does something pointless.

Linus
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