Re: bit fields && data tearing

From: One Thousand Gnomes
Date: Thu Sep 04 2014 - 12:52:15 EST

> Besides updating the documentation, it may make sense to do something
> arch-specific. Just bumping out storage on arches that don't need it
> seems wasteful, as does generating bus locks on arches that don't need it.
> Unfortunately, the code churn looks unavoidable.

The arch specific is pretty much set_bit and friends. Bus locks on a
locally owned cache line should not be very expensive on anything vaguely
modern, while uniprocessor boxes usually only have to generate set_bit
as a single instruction so it is interrupt safe.

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