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Date:	Wed, 15 Aug 2007 23:33:36 +0800
From:	Herbert Xu <>
To:	"Paul E. McKenney" <>
Cc:	Satyam Sharma <>,
	Stefan Richter <>,
	Christoph Lameter <>,
	Chris Snook <>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,,
	Linus Torvalds <>,, Andrew Morton <>,,,,,,,,,,,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/24] make atomic_read() behave consistently across all architectures

On Wed, Aug 15, 2007 at 07:25:16AM -0700, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> Do we really need another set of APIs?  Can you give even one example
> where the pre-existing volatile semantics are causing enough of a problem
> to justify adding yet more atomic_*() APIs?

Let's turn this around.  Can you give a single example where
the volatile semantics is needed in a legitimate way?

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