On Mon, 2002-08-12 at 13:16, David Woodhouse wrote:
> firstname.lastname@example.org said:
> > Possibly not - volatile doesnt guarantee the compiler won't do
> > x = 1
> > add *p into x
> > store x into *p
> Er, AIUI 'volatile' guarantees that '*p++' will do precisely that. It's a
> load, an add and a store, and the rules about volatile mean that the load
> and the store _must_ be separate.
I noticed that while testing how rmk's code behaved differently than
mine (and corrected in the v2 patch).
Before that, I just assumed that since the CPU must anyway issue a
separate load and store, the compiler would use the faster instruction
(that's why there is a LOCK prefix in the i386 instruction set).
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