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Re: [PATCH] Improve atomic.h implementation robustness

To: Thiemo Seufer <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Improve atomic.h implementation robustness
From: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <>
Date: Wed, 1 Dec 2004 21:53:32 +0000 (GMT)
Cc: Dominic Sweetman <>,,, Nigel Stephens <>, David Ung <>
In-reply-to: <>
Original-recipient: rfc822;
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On Wed, 1 Dec 2004, Thiemo Seufer wrote:

> The compiler was improved with PIC code in mind. The kernel is
> non-PIC, and can't allow explicit relocs by the compiler because
> of the weird code model used for 64bit kernels. This led to some
> degradation and even subtle failures for inline assembly code which
> relies on assumptions about earlier compiler's behaviour.

 What do you mean by "the weird code model" and what failures have you 
observed?  I think the bits are worth being done correctly, so I'd like 
to know what problems to address.


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