Re: [PATCH] x86: Make variable_test_bit reference all of *addr
From: Andi Kleen
Date: Thu Oct 06 2011 - 22:02:24 EST
"hpanvin@xxxxxxxxx" <hpa@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
> This is concerning... the kernel relies heavily on asm volatile being a universal memory consumer. If that is suddenly broken, we are f*** in many, many, MANY places in the kernel all of a sudden!
I don't think that's true. We generally add "memory" clobbers for this
purpose. asm volatile just means "don't move"
Just this one doesn't have it for unknown reasons (someone overoptimizing?)
ak@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx -- Speaking for myself only
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