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From Joe Orton <jor...@redhat.com>
Subject Re: [PATCH] apr_atomic.h on Linux
Date Thu, 18 Apr 2002 15:53:35 GMT
On Thu, Apr 18, 2002 at 08:38:31AM -0700, Brian Pane wrote:
> 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)
> >
> 
> Thanks for reporting this.  I agree that we need to stop relying on
> asm/atomic.h on Linux.
> 
> My only objection to the patch is that it solves the problem by switching
> to the mutex-based default implementation on Linux--which defeats the whole
> point of the API on one of our most important platforms.  I suppose we can
> fix that by using inline assembly to generate the atomic operations for the
> Linux+gcc+x86 case.

Sure - I'd just hope the change could be made for the time being, until
someone gets round to that, since currently APR won't build on
combinations of modern glibc/kernel.

Regards,

joe

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