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SubjectRe: [PATCH] removes filp_count_lock and changes nr_files type to atomic_t
On Fri, Aug 26, 2005 at 12:51:30AM +1000, Nick Piggin wrote:
> Eric Dumazet wrote:
> >Nick Piggin a ?crit :
> >
> >>Would you just be able to add the atomic sysctl handler that
> >>Christoph suggested?
> >>
> >
> >Quite a lot of work indeed, and it would force to convert 3 int
> >(nr_files, nr_free_files, max_files) to 3 atomic_t. I feel bad
> >introducing a lot of sysctl rework for a tiny change (removing
> >filp_count_lock)
> >
> True, I didn't notice that.

Well, it would with a generic atomic_t handler. With a special
handler for this situation it's not needed.

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