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+Software emulation of deprecated SWP instruction (CONFIG_SWP_EMULATE)
+---------------------------------------------------------------------
+
+ARMv6 architecture deprecates use of the SWP/SWPB instructions, and recommeds
+moving to the load-locked/store-conditional instructions LDREX and STREX.
+
+ARMv7 multiprocessing extensions introduce the ability to disable these
+instructions, triggering an undefined instruction exception when executed.
+Trapped instructions are emulated using an LDREX/STREX or LDREXB/STREXB
+sequence. If a memory access fault (an abort) occurs, a segmentation fault is
+signalled to the triggering process.
+
+/proc/cpu/swp_emulation holds some statistics/information, including the PID of
+the last process to trigger the emulation to be invocated. For example:
+---
+Emulated SWP: 12
+Emulated SWPB: 0
+Aborted SWP{B}: 1
+Last process: 314
+---
+
+NOTE: when accessing uncached shared regions, LDREX/STREX rely on an external
+transaction monitoring block called a global monitor to maintain update
+atomicity. If your system does not implement a global monitor, this option can
+cause programs that perform SWP operations to uncached memory to deadlock, as
+the STREX operation will always fail.
+