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Re: MIPS_ATOMIC_SET again (Re: newest kernel

To: Joe deBlaquiere <jadb@redhat.com>
Subject: Re: MIPS_ATOMIC_SET again (Re: newest kernel
From: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl>
Date: Thu, 24 May 2001 12:56:29 +0200 (MET DST)
Cc: "Kevin D. Kissell" <kevink@mips.com>, linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <3B0C89E0.2060204@redhat.com>
Organization: Technical University of Gdansk
Sender: owner-linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
On Wed, 23 May 2001, Joe deBlaquiere wrote:

> Could not have said it better myself. If you have the emulation then you 
> can always use a noLLSC version of glibc if you are performance-driven. 

 I think there is some misunderstanding here -- I thought you are
recommending to drop the non-ll/sc code from glibc.

> Otherwise you can _also_ use the generic LLSC version. The overhead of 
> having a few hundreds of words of code is pretty small (compared with 
> 70+k of filenames via the BUG() macro) and ensures that either glibc 
> will work. It's the best of both worlds.

 Can't agree more.

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