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From Joe Orton <jor...@redhat.com>
Subject Re: [PATCH] apr_atomic.h on Linux
Date Thu, 18 Apr 2002 13:07:04 GMT
On Thu, Apr 18, 2002 at 01:58:29PM +0100, Joe Orton wrote:
> There are issues with use of asm/atomic.h on Linux: according to the
> kernel gurus here this is a header for internal use of the kernel,
> and shouldn't be used from userspace.
> 
> The problems are, if I understand them correctly:
> 
> - with newer kernel/glibc combinations (e.g the RHL7.3 beta) this stuff
> really isn't exported to userspace, so they can't be used at all. (this
> is the most serious problem, it prevents APR from building)
> 
> - it's not a portable assumption to expect anything of this header
> merely if "defined(__linux)"; some Linux ports may not contain the right
> things. I'd expect it may 

... not work on old versions of Linux either, I think I meant to say
there :)

joe

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