- void clear_bit(long nr, volatile unsigned long * addr);
- Bit to clear
- Address to start counting from
clear_bit is atomic and may not be reordered. However, it does not contain a memory barrier, so if it is used for locking purposes, you should call smp_mb__before_clear_bit and/or smp_mb__after_clear_bit in order to ensure changes are visible on other processors.