Re: [Linux-ia64] [patch] 2.4.20-ia64-021210 new spinlock code

From: David Mosberger <>
Date: 2003-03-28 13:14:25
>>>>> On Fri, 28 Mar 2003 13:10:25 +1100, Keith Owens <> said:

  Keith> On Thu, 27 Mar 2003 17:53:05 -0800, 
  Keith> David Mosberger <> wrote:
  >>>>>>> On Fri, 28 Mar 2003 12:49:33 +1100, Keith Owens <> said:
  Keith> I am giving up on getting this patch into the community.  It will be
  Keith> applied to SGI ia64 kernels so they will be faster, smaller and have
  Keith> better debugging.  Community kernels will have to stay with the old
  Keith> code and inferior debugging for hung spinlocks.
  >> Well, that's your right.  But please explain to me, just why is it so
  >> hard to bring up the issue with the ABI folks?  That would have taken
  >> less time than to argueing a moot point with me.

  Keith> Because I want to get on with kdb now!  Now after waiting for the ABI
  Keith> folks to get up to speed.  I am quite happy to talk to the ABI folks
  Keith> but not if it means delaying my improvements to kdb.  Put the code in
  Keith> and I will talk to the ABI folks, otherwise I am not going to bother.

Send a mail to the ABI folks now (and cc me) and I'll put in the
version that makes the new code available via a config option;
otherwise _I_ won't bother. ;-)

Received on Thu Mar 27 18:15:58 2003

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