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Date:	Tue, 27 Oct 2009 12:01:38 +0100
From:	Michael Schnell <mschnell@...ino.de>
To:	"Leonidas ." <leonidas137@...il.com>
CC:	Stefan Richter <stefanr@...6.in-berlin.de>,
	Noah Watkins <noah@...hdesu.com>,
	linux-kernel <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: Difference between atomic operations and memory barriers

Leonidas . wrote:
> but pointer
> assignment would still be atomic.
> 

Yep. bit maybe the assignment to the memory cell that holds the pointer
just would be optimized out and be done at all. This my be considered
atomic but of course not desired for anything atomicness is considered for.

-Michael
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