Re: [PATCH RFC] 'spinlock/rwlock fixes' V3 [1/1]

From: Ingo Molnar <>
Date: 2005-01-21 03:28:36
* Linus Torvalds <> wrote:

> And it probably should be in <asm-i386/rwlock.h>, since that is where
> the actual implementation is, and <asm-i386/spinlock.h> doesn't really
> have any clue what the rules are, and shouldn't act like it has.

historically spinlock.h had the full implementation of both spinlock
variants: spinlocks and rwlocks. (hey, you implemented it first and put
it there! :-) Then came Ben's rwsems that wanted pieces of rw-spinlocks,
so rwlock.h was created with the shared bits.

one thing i was thinking about was to move most but the assembly to
asm-generic/spinlock.h. Almost every architecture shares the spinlock
type definitions and shares most of the non-assembly functions.

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Received on Thu Jan 20 12:41:33 2005

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