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Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2012 18:52:58 -0600
From: Rob Landley <>
Subject: Re: musl 0.9.8 released

On 11/28/2012 05:53:04 PM, Rich Felker wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 03:35:56PM -0600, Rob Landley wrote:
> > On 11/28/2012 07:05:07 AM, Rich Felker wrote:
> > >This is fairly comparable to the mips1 issue and the need for ll/sc
> > >emulation by the kernel. i386 is just fundamentally lacking in a  
> way
> > >that makes multi-tasking/multi-threading not workable with the  
> > >apis for it. The kernel should be emulating 'lock cmpxchg', like it
> > >does ll/sc for mips1, and if it did, 386 would work fine. But
> > >apparently nobody cares anyway..
> >
> > Actually this just got removed literally today:
> >
> >
> *sigh* that's frustrating.

Turns out I was wrong, the patch series hasn't been merged yet, it's  
just an RFC. (I only skim linux-kernel these days, too much traffic.)  
If you wanted to speak against it, the thread starts here:


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