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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH v2 1/2] x86: defer processing events on the NMI exit path

On 01/03/2013 11:53, "Jan Beulich" <JBeulich@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

>> __softirq_pending is an unsigned long.  Would it not be prudent to use
>> cmpq to save obscure bugs if the implementation changes, or are we
>> sufficiently sure that this wont happen?
> All other existing instances of similar assembly code use testl or
> cmpl, and in fact I merely copied some other instance.
> As we're not getting close to 32, I think we might rather want to
> adjust the __softirq_pending type. Keir?

Yup, I don't see any reason why it couldn't be a uint32_t.

 -- Keir

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