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Subject[patch 00/23] Atomic operations updates: add cmpxchg_local
Hi Andrew,

I have been asked for a cmpxchg_local implementation by Christoph Lameter so he
can use it to accelerate the slub allocator.

On some architectures, where cmpxchg is nothing more that a simple save/restore
interrupts surrounding the cmpxchg non atomic ops, I remove the code and make
them use the new "generic" version.

cmpxchg_local and cmpxchg64_local are made available on all architectures in
these patches. They use the best primitive known, either an atomic operation or
save/restore interrupts.


Mathieu Desnoyers
Computer Engineering Ph.D. Student, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal
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