Re: Fix unlock_buffer() to work the same way as bit_unlock()

From: Christoph Lameter <clameter_at_sgi.com>
Date: 2006-03-31 04:17:46
On Thu, 30 Mar 2006, Zoltan Menyhart wrote:

> Form semantical point of view, the forms:
> 
> 	bit_foo(..., mode)
> and
> 	bit_foo_mode(...)
> 
> are equivalent.

Correct but the above form leads to less macro definitions.
 
> However, I do not think your implementation would be efficient due to
> selecting the ordering mode at run time:

The compiler will select that at compile time. One has the option of also 
generating run time seletion by specifying a variable instead of a 
constant when callig these functions.

> In addition, we may want to inline these primitives...

Of course.
 
> A compile-time selection of the appropriate code sequence would help.

They are compile time selected.

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