atomic: implement atomic operations based on gcc's __sync extension
Newer gccs and intel ccs support a __sync extension for making use of atomic operations. This patch replaces the handcrafted x86 atomic operation support with usage of __sync. __sync is supported by more processors and by more compilers than the old assembler code. Also, this extension has been available on gcc for quite a while now for x86, so replacing the old assembler code should only be a loss when very old compiilers are used.
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