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Date:	Wed, 15 Aug 2007 22:52:07 +0800
From:	Herbert Xu <herbert@...dor.apana.org.au>
To:	Satyam Sharma <satyam@...radead.org>
Cc:	Stefan Richter <stefanr@...6.in-berlin.de>,
	Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@...ibm.com>,
	Chris Snook <csnook@...hat.com>, clameter@....com,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	linux-arch@...r.kernel.org,
	Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>,
	netdev@...r.kernel.org, Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
	ak@...e.de, davem@...emloft.net, schwidefsky@...ibm.com,
	wensong@...ux-vs.org, horms@...ge.net.au, wjiang@...ilience.com,
	cfriesen@...tel.com, zlynx@....org, rpjday@...dspring.com,
	jesper.juhl@...il.com, segher@...nel.crashing.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/24] make atomic_read() behave consistently across all architectures

On Wed, Aug 15, 2007 at 08:05:38PM +0530, Satyam Sharma wrote:
>
> > I don't know if this here is affected:
> 
> Yes, I think it is. You're clearly expecting the read to actually happen
> when you call get_hpsb_generation(). It's clearly not a busy-loop, so
> cpu_relax() sounds pointless / wrong solution for this case, so I'm now
> somewhat beginning to appreciate the motivation behind this series :-)

Nope, we're calling schedule which is a rather heavy-weight
barrier.

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