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    SubjectRe: rw_semaphores
    On Tue, Apr 10, 2001 at 08:47:34AM +0100, David Howells wrote:
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    > Since you're willing to use CMPXCHG in your suggested implementation, would it
    > make it make life easier if you were willing to use XADD too?
    >
    > Plus, are you really willing to limit the number of readers or writers to be
    > 32767? If so, I think I can suggest a way that limits it to ~65535 apiece
    > instead...

    I'm trying to imagine a case where 32,000 sharing a semaphore was anything but a
    major failure and I can't. To me: the result of an attempt by the 32,768th locker
    should be a kernel panic. Is there a reasonable scenario where this is wrong?


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