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Date:	Fri, 24 Aug 2007 10:06:29 -0700 (PDT)
From:	Christoph Lameter <>
To:	Satyam Sharma <>
cc:	Denys Vlasenko <>,
	Heiko Carstens <>,
	Herbert Xu <>,
	Chris Snook <>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <>,,
	Linus Torvalds <>,, Andrew Morton <>,,,,,,,,,,,,
	Nick Piggin <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] i386: Fix a couple busy loops in mach_wakecpu.h:wait_for_init_deassert()

On Fri, 24 Aug 2007, Satyam Sharma wrote:

> But if people do seem to have a mixed / confused notion of atomicity
> and barriers, and if there's consensus, then as I'd said earlier, I
> have no issues in going with the consensus (eg. having API variants).
> Linus would be more difficult to convince, however, I suspect :-)

The confusion may be the result of us having barrier semantics in 
atomic_read. If we take that out then we may avoid future confusions.

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