atomic operations in user space

Li Yang-r58472 LeoLi at
Thu Aug 24 20:39:16 EST 2006

Why do you need atomic operations in user land?  IPC will be sufficient
to deal with race conditions between processes. 

Best Regards,
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> Thanks. Arnd. My main concern is whether the operations are really
atomic as they
> are in the kernel space. I have read some discussion in another forum
that on other
> platforms, even if you are able to compile the atomic_add(),
atomic_set(), etc.
> from an user space application,  they don't guarantee to be atomic.
> Regards,
> Terry Liang

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