Re: [Linux-ia64] Re: [PATCH] to remove unused hcl_spinlock

From: John Hesterberg <jh_at_sgi.com>
Date: 2001-09-14 00:38:38
On Mon, Sep 10, 2001 at 04:40:34PM -0700, David Mosberger wrote:
> >>>>> On Fri, 07 Sep 2001 15:01:40 -0700, "David C. Hansen" <haveblue@us.ibm.com> said:
> 
>   David.Hansen> I was looking at spinlocks in the kernel and came
>   David.Hansen> across hcl_spinlock.  If you look at this paper:
>   David.Hansen> http://lse.sourceforge.net/lockhier/global-spin-lock ,
>   David.Hansen> you can see a part on hcl_spinlock.  It is
>   David.Hansen> initialized. but never used.  Was this lock meant to
>   David.Hansen> guard something?  Is that thing still in the code?  If
>   David.Hansen> it isn't, here is a patch to remove hcl_spinlock.
> 
> Just FYI: stuff in the sn/ subdirectories is SGI specific.  Since I
> can't test that, I try to avoid touching it and it would be up to SGI
> to incorporate your patch (I suspect they have fixed that already: the
> SN code hasn't been synced in a while).
> 
> 	--david

Nope, it's still in our tree.
We're syncing up soon, so I'll take a look at this.

John
Received on Thu Sep 13 07:45:53 2001

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