include/asm-ppc/atomic.h: fluff in inline assembly code?

Frank van Maarseveen frankvm at
Thu Jun 30 04:36:28 EST 2005

On Wed, Jun 29, 2005 at 06:14:52PM +0200, Andreas Schwab wrote:
> Frank van Maarseveen <frankvm at> writes:
> > What is the point of all those v->counter arguments?
> It tells the compiler that v->counter is changed by the asm.

So it's an optimized alternative for "memory" in the clobber list?
ok, I couldn't find that anywhere in the doc.

But v->counter is not supposed to be accessed directly by the
compiler (i.e. by C code) at all, is it? so it shouldn't matter.

Even if it would be: the counter itself is declared "volatile int"
which basically tells the compiler not to cache it in a register.


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