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SubjectRe: [git pull] scheduler fixes
On Sun, May 11, 2008 at 04:00:17PM +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> * Matthew Wilcox <> wrote:
> > Current XFS CVS has a fix from myself and Christoph that gets rid of
> > the l_flushsema and replaces it with a staggered wakeup of each task
> > that's waiting as the previously woken task clears the critical
> > section.
> the solution is to reduce semaphore usage by converting them to mutexes.
> Is anyone working on removing legacy semaphore use from XFS?

This race is completely irrelevant to converting semaphores to mutexes.
It can only occur for semaphores which /can't/ be converted to mutexes.

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"Bill, look, we understand that you're interested in selling us this
operating system, but compare it to ours. We can't possibly take such
a retrograde step."

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