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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 07/10] perf: Cleanup for HAVE_SYNC_COMPARE_AND_SWAP_SUPPORT
Hi Adrian,

On Sat, Jul 10, 2021 at 03:36:53PM +0300, Adrian Hunter wrote:
> On 4/07/21 10:16 am, Leo Yan wrote:
> > Since the __sync functions have been dropped, This patch removes unused
> > build and checking for HAVE_SYNC_COMPARE_AND_SWAP_SUPPORT in perf tool.
> >
> > Note, there have a test for SYNC_COMPARE_AND_SWAP and the test file is
> > located in build/feature/test-sync-compare-and-swap.c. Since there
> > still has several components using the sync functions, it's deliberately
> > to not be removed.
>
> I don't quite follow that. If they aren't using the feature test
> macro, then why keep the feature test?

There are files are still using __sync_xxx_compare_and_swap() functions,
e.g. in the folder tools/testing/selftests/bpf. On the other hand,
after drop __sync functions from perf, there have no any Makefile check
the feature 'feature-sync-compare-and-swap'. So it's safe to remove the
feature test.

Sorry for confusion. Will drop the feature test in new patch set.

Thanks,
Leo

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