Re: Converting ia64 kernel unwinder to lock free code

From: David Mosberger <davidm_at_napali.hpl.hp.com>
Date: 2004-10-22 17:30:39
>>>>> On Fri, 22 Oct 2004 14:25:55 +1000, Keith Owens <kaos@sgi.com> said:

  Keith> Before I start on this task, are there any other plans for
  Keith> the kernel unwinder code?  In the past davidm has hinted at
  Keith> replacing it with libunwind.

I definitely want to do that.  I'm not sure you can make it entirely
lock-free with caching enabled, but libunwind already works such that
if the lock is already taken, it bypasses the cache and hence doesn't
need to acquire the lock.

	--david
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