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SubjectRe: [PATCH] lib/atomic64_test: do not build on non-atomic64 systems
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 > That's only part of the problem.  The following won't build also:

> drivers/infiniband/hw

Interesting... I hadn't looked at that usage before. Both drivers that
seem to use atomic64 already depend on 64BIT in Kconfig, so I suspect
the intersection of 64BIT and !ATOMIC64 is empty?

But eg drivers/infiniband/hw/qib/qib_rc.c does essentially:

atomic64_t *maddr;
u64 sdata = <something>
...
maddr = (atomic64_t *) qp->r_sge.sge.vaddr;
atomic64_add_return(sdata, maddr)

is it legit to cast some random address to atomic64_t and expect it to
work across archs that implement atomic64? (I expect x86_64 is probably
OK but I wonder if other architectures might not be so understanding)

- R.


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