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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] irq_flags_t: intro and core annotations
    On Sun, Oct 21, 2007 at 01:30:42PM +0400, Alexey Dobriyan wrote:

    > irq_flags_t
    >
    > New type for use with spin_lock_irqsave() and friends.

    Talking about it, why did we ever require this to be a long anyway? I could
    get away with a single bit for MIPS; the rest of this variable is pure
    bloat. An abstract datatype could help finally fix this.

    Ralf
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