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SubjectRe: [PATCH/RFC] m68k/bitops: Make bitmap data pointer of atomic ops volatile
On Tue, Jun 07, 2011 at 01:22:29PM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> On Tuesday 07 June 2011, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:
> > You mean the host_busy variable in the IDE code?
> > That would also apply to context_flag in the DRM code:
> >
> > drivers/gpu/drm/drm_context.c:233: warning: passing argument 2 of
> > ‘__constant_test_and_set_bit’ discards qualifiers from pointer target
> > type
> > drivers/gpu/drm/drm_context.c:233: warning: passing argument 2 of
> > ‘__generic_test_and_set_bit’ discards qualifiers from pointer target
> > type
>
> Yes, that fits the same category.
>
> > > is wrong, though. It probably doesn't hurt to do both.
> >
> > asm-generic/bitops/atomic.h has the volatiles everywhere. That's why
> > I'm wondering.
>
> I guess what happened is that some variables are traditionally marked
> as volatile although they shouldn't be, and most architectures have
> adapted their bitops to make the warnings go away. If you see more
> warnings of that kind, it's probably fine to just do the same on m68k.
> The volatile modifier doesn't really hurt in this case.

These operations are required to be atomic and therefore they
must be suitable for use with volatile-qualified variables.

Ben.

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