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SubjectRe: [RFC] New locking primitive for 2.5
On Thu, 2002-02-07 at 15:15, wrote:

> I'd love to hear how things could be done right here.
> There seem to be 3 choices for reader writer locks

Assuming there is no

4. a solution that works

(and I do not assume that) we can just not do inheritance under
reader-writer locks and that means they remain as spin locks. Normal
spin locks remain proper candidates.

I never mentioned anything about reader-writer locks in my original
email. Most of the long-held locks I am considering are not in this
category anyway ...

Robert Love

P.S. If this is going to turn into another priority-inheritance flame, I
am stopping here. Let's take it off-list or just drop it, please. I'd
much prefer to discuss the current combilock issue which is at hand. ;)

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