Re: user-mode port 0.44-2.4.7

From: Linus Torvalds (
Date: Mon Jul 23 2001 - 11:33:28 EST

On Mon, 23 Jul 2001, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> in my tree I did some further cleanup, here the ones that you can
> interested about:

Andrea, please drop the "volatile" from xtime. It's bogus.

There's no reason why gcc couldn't make one or many accesses to that
variable, and volatile is an evil keyword that is badly specified and only
makes the compiler generate worse code without ever fixing any real bugs.

If you need a stable value, use a lock.


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