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SubjectRe: [PATCH v9 3/5] qrwlock, x86 - Treat all data type not bigger than long as atomic in x86
On Tue, Jan 14, 2014 at 11:44:05PM -0500, Waiman Long wrote:
> The generic __native_word() macro defined in include/linux/compiler.h
> only allows "int" and "long" data types to be treated as native and
> atomic. The x86 architecture, however, allow the use of char and short
> data types as atomic as well.
>
> This patch extends the data type allowed in the __native_word() macro to
> allow the use of char and short.
>
> Signed-off-by: Waiman Long <Waiman.Long@hp.com>
> ---
> arch/x86/include/asm/barrier.h | 8 ++++++++
> 1 files changed, 8 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/arch/x86/include/asm/barrier.h b/arch/x86/include/asm/barrier.h
> index 04a4890..4d3e30a 100644
> --- a/arch/x86/include/asm/barrier.h
> +++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/barrier.h
> @@ -24,6 +24,14 @@
> #define wmb() asm volatile("sfence" ::: "memory")
> #endif
>
> +/*
> + * All data types <= long are atomic in x86
> + */
> +#ifdef __native_word
> +#undef __native_word
> +#endif
> +#define __native_word(t) (sizeof(t) <= sizeof(long))

Yeah, not going to happen.


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