Re: What does atomic_read actually do?

From: Joe Korty
Date: Sat Dec 18 2004 - 14:40:55 EST

On Sat, Dec 18, 2004 at 02:20:44PM -0500, Joseph Seigh wrote:
> so why use atomic_read?

Because atomic_t is opaque and atomic_read lets you get at
the value when that is all you want to do.

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