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authorNikanth Karthikesan <>2011-05-26 16:25:13 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <>2011-05-26 17:12:34 -0700
commit72eef0f3af410de2c85f236140ddea61b71cfc3e (patch)
treee2ceccb88da76028c65c158609328786253cdee9 /Documentation/atomic_ops.txt
parent1d5827235de48e829d5d4a03c3688ef6f2b15562 (diff)
Documentation/atomic_ops.txt: avoid volatile in sample code
As declaring counter as volatile is discouraged, it is best not to use it in sample code as well. Signed-off-by: Nikanth Karthikesan <> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
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@@ -12,7 +12,7 @@ Also, it should be made opaque such that any kind of cast to a normal
C integer type will fail. Something like the following should
- typedef struct { volatile int counter; } atomic_t;
+ typedef struct { int counter; } atomic_t;
Historically, counter has been declared volatile. This is now discouraged.
See Documentation/volatile-considered-harmful.txt for the complete rationale.