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From Justin Erenkrantz <jerenkra...@apache.org>
Subject Re: RedHat comments on APR using /usr/include/asm/atomic.h
Date Mon, 29 Apr 2002 22:07:01 GMT
On Mon, Apr 29, 2002 at 02:55:42PM -0700, Blair Zajac wrote:
> There are some interesting comments from a RedHat developer on why
> APR should not include /usr/include/asm/atomic.h on Linux platforms
> at line 160 of apr/include/apr_atomic.h
> 
> http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=63643
> 
> Maybe someone more familiar with the atomic code should take a
> look at it.

I submitted a patch to use our own assembly primatives on Linux
based on FreeBSD's atomic code.  I know Thom spent some time
trying to get it to work on the other platforms (i.e. cleaning up
the #defines on the other platforms).

However, this has all been sidetracked by the recent push to
remove atomics entirely.

I'm on the fence about removing it  - I don't really care what
happens, but people need to step up and get it fixed on Linux
if it remains.  -- justin

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