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-rw-r--r--Documentation/atomic_ops.txt2
-rw-r--r--Documentation/memory-barriers.txt1
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diff --git a/Documentation/atomic_ops.txt b/Documentation/atomic_ops.txt
index 27f2b21a9d5c..d9ca5be9b471 100644
--- a/Documentation/atomic_ops.txt
+++ b/Documentation/atomic_ops.txt
@@ -253,6 +253,8 @@ This performs an atomic exchange operation on the atomic variable v, setting
the given new value. It returns the old value that the atomic variable v had
just before the operation.
+atomic_xchg requires explicit memory barriers around the operation.
+
int atomic_cmpxchg(atomic_t *v, int old, int new);
This performs an atomic compare exchange operation on the atomic value v,
diff --git a/Documentation/memory-barriers.txt b/Documentation/memory-barriers.txt
index 3c4e1b3b80a1..fa5d8a9ae205 100644
--- a/Documentation/memory-barriers.txt
+++ b/Documentation/memory-barriers.txt
@@ -1685,6 +1685,7 @@ explicit lock operations, described later). These include:
xchg();
cmpxchg();
+ atomic_xchg();
atomic_cmpxchg();
atomic_inc_return();
atomic_dec_return();