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Date:	Tue, 5 Aug 2014 10:49:59 +0200
From:	Geert Uytterhoeven <>
To:	Arnd Bergmann <>
Cc:	Thomas Gleixner <>,
	Ley Foon Tan <>,
	Linux-Arch <>,
	"" <>,
	"" <>,
	Chung-Lin Tang <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 21/29] nios2: Futex operations

On Fri, Jul 18, 2014 at 11:55 AM, Arnd Bergmann <> wrote:
> On Friday 18 July 2014 11:42:34 Thomas Gleixner wrote:
>> On Fri, 18 Jul 2014, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
>> > On Friday 18 July 2014 14:07:42 Ley Foon Tan wrote:
>> > > On Thu, Jul 17, 2014 at 7:07 PM, Arnd Bergmann <> wrote:
>> > If this understanding is right, we can probably just merge the
>> > m68k implementation into the asm-generic version, as that does
>> > exactly that, and just isn't SMP safe. I'm still unsure whether
>> > I'm missing something here though, as everything else seems to
>> > do this in assembly, even for non-SMP machines that could use
>> > the trivial method that m68k has.
>> For UP relying of pagefault disable should be good enough indeed. I
>> guess the asm for the other UP stuff results from looking at
>> architectures or copying from architectures which did this in ASM
> Ok, thanks for the confirmation!
> Ley Foon Tan, I think the best way forward then is for you to
> take the m68k code and copy (or move) that into asm-generic/futex.h
> under an #ifndef CONFIG_SMP.

Yes, that should work.

I tried that a while ago for OpenRISC, but never cleant it up and sent it out.



Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 --

In personal conversations with technical people, I call myself a hacker. But
when I'm talking to journalists I just say "programmer" or something like that.
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