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    SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 05/20] alpha: change do_timer() to xtime_update()
    On Thu, 27 Jan 2011, Torben Hohn wrote:

    > xtime_update() takes the xtime_lock itself.
    > state does not to be protected with this lock.
    > its only touched here and during init.

    xtime_lock very well serializes the access to state on
    SMP. timer_interrupt() is called on each cpu. So that wont work.



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