Re: page fault scalability patch final : i386 tested, x86_64 support added

From: Andi Kleen <>
Date: 2004-09-03 07:26:34
On Wed, Sep 01, 2004 at 02:13:49PM +1000, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> On Sat, 2004-08-28 at 15:39, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > atomic64_t already appears to be implemented on alpha, ia64, mips, s390 and
> > sparc64.
> > 
> > As I said - for both these applications we need a new type which is
> > atomic64_t on 64-bit and atomic_t on 32-bit.
> Implementing it on ppc64 is trivial. I'd vote for atomic_long_t though
> that is either 32 bits on 32 bits archs or 64 bits on 64 bits arch, as
> it would be a real pain (spinlock & all) to get a 64 bits atomic on
> ppc32

I would do atomic64 on 64bit archs only and then do a wrapper 
somewhere that defines atomiclongt based on BITSPERLONG 


P.S. sorry for the missing underscores, but i am typing this
on a japanese keyboard and i just cannot find it.

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