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@@ -115,7 +115,7 @@ boolean is return which indicates whether the resulting counter value
is negative. It requires explicit memory barrier semantics around the
int atomic_cmpxchg(atomic_t *v, int old, int new);
@@ -129,6 +129,18 @@ atomic_cmpxchg requires explicit memory barriers around the operation.
The semantics for atomic_cmpxchg are the same as those defined for 'cas'
+ int atomic_add_unless(atomic_t *v, int a, int u);
+If the atomic value v is not equal to u, this function adds a to v, and
+returns non zero. If v is equal to u then it returns zero. This is done as
+an atomic operation.
+atomic_add_unless requires explicit memory barriers around the operation.
+atomic_inc_not_zero, equivalent to atomic_add_unless(v, 1, 0)
If a caller requires memory barrier semantics around an atomic_t
operation which does not return a value, a set of interfaces are

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