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    Subject[thisops uV3 00/18] Upgrade of this_cpu_ops V3
    A patchset that adds more this_cpu operations and in particular RMV operations
    that can be used in various places to avoid address calculations and
    memory accesses by the user of fast cpu local operations with segment

    V2 has several enhancements and bugfixes that were suggested after V1

    V3 removes the cmpxchg patches and focuses on the first extensions
    of cpu ops that were generally an improvement.

    For V3 I scanned through the kernel code for obvious cases in which a
    __get_cpu_var or get_cpu_var can be converted to this_cpu_ops. That is
    often not possible because addresses of per cpu variables are needed.
    However, the accesses that could become converted became very cheap
    because this_cpu_ops typically only generate a single instruction using
    a segment prefix to perform the relocation to the correct per cpu area.

    Cpu ops perform implied address calculations. It is therefore not possible
    to take the address of the result of a this_cpu_xx operation.

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