Having linking problems with atomic_inc(), atomic_dec_and_test()in user app, help!
frank_rowand at mvista.com
Sat Jan 5 06:50:44 EST 2002
Michael Schmitz wrote:
> > >> Also, what does "relocation truncated to fit: R_PPC_REL24
> > atomic_inc(atomic_t
> > >> *)" mean?
> > >
> > >About as much as 'unresolved external reference'. atomic_inc isn't
> > defined
> > >in the scope of your code. Look at the kernel headers; it might be
> > inside
> > >#ifdef __KRENEL__ (actually it is).
> > I see... when I wrote the code using Red Hat, this was not the case. I
> > assumed
> > things would be similar under all Linuxes... apparently a bad
> > assumption.
> It's a kernel or libc header issue - what kernel/libc version was that
> on? As far as I can see atomic operations are exported to user programs
> except on ppc (not ppc64), mips*, arm and sparc. At least in one case it's
> obvious why: MIPS needs to protect against interrupts to guarantee
> Another corner case seems to be IBM 405 processors that use what I think
> is a privileged instruction as well in order to work around a hardware
The dcbt instruction (the workaround) should not be privileged.
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Frank Rowand <frank_rowand at mvista.com>
MontaVista Software, Inc
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