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SubjectRe: [rfc] lock bitops
On Tue, May 08, 2007 at 01:37:09PM +0200, Nick Piggin wrote:
> --
> Introduce test_and_set_bit_lock / clear_bit_unlock bitops with lock semantics.
> Add non-trivial for powerpc and ia64. Convert page lock, buffer lock,
> bit_spin_lock, tasklet locks to use the new locks.

The names are a bit clumsy. How about naming them after the effect,
rather than the implementation? It struck me that really these things
are bit mutexes -- you can sleep while holding the lock. How about
calling them bit_mutex_trylock() and bit_mutex_unlock()?

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