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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/24] make atomic_read() behave consistently across all architectures
>>> What you probably mean is that the compiler has to assume any code
>>> it cannot currently see can do anything (insofar as allowed by the
>>> relevant standards etc.)
> I think this was just terminology confusion here again. Isn't "any code
> that it cannot currently see" the same as "another compilation unit",

It is not; try gcc -combine or the upcoming link-time optimisation
stuff, for example.

> and wouldn't the "compilation unit" itself expand if we ask gcc to
> compile more than one unit at once? Or is there some more specific
> "definition" for "compilation unit" (in gcc lingo, possibly?)

"compilation unit" is a C standard term. It typically boils down
to "single .c file".


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