Philip Blundell (email@example.com)
Mon, 31 Aug 1998 12:57:49 +0100
>I think that with the current code it' s impossible that a deadlock
>happnes, since currently every spinlock is used with the
>spin_[un]lock_irqsave version and there is an unlock after every lock. It
>works as it' s true that 2.0.x works in SMP machines.
Since, in practice, the waitlist is the only area that's touched frequently, I
don't think the lock is going to come under contention very much even with
only a single shared lock. Maybe your patch is an improvement but I don't
think this is the right time for it.
Let's concentrate our efforts on finding and fixing real bugs for the time
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