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SubjectRe: [linux-audio-dev] low-latency scheduling patch for 2.4.0

Nigel Gamble writes:
> That's why MontaVista's kernel preemption patch uses sleeping mutex
> locks instead of spinlocks for the long held locks.

Anyone who uses sleeping mutex locks is asking for trouble. Priority
inversion is an issue I dearly hope we never have to deal with in the
Linux kernel, and sleeping SMP mutex locks lead to exactly this kind
of problem.

Later,
David S. Miller
davem@redhat.com
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