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    SubjectRe: [patch] generic-pidhash-2.5.36-D4, BK-curr

    On Fri, 20 Sep 2002, Oleg Drokin wrote:

    > I mean it is only safe to use such spinlock-based function if all other
    > places read and write this value via special functions that are also
    > taking this spinlock.

    yes - but this is true in this specific PID allocator case, we only access
    it via cmpxchg().

    Ingo


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