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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] plist: add mutex to the blessed lock type for plists
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    Dima Zavin <dima@android.com> writes:

    > Currently, plist debugging "enforces" that the plist is locked
    > with either a raw_spinlock or a spinlock. The plist data structure
    > is useful in other places, where spinlocks are unnecessary.
    >
    > Extend the plist initializers and debug checks to allow the plist
    > to be protected by a mutex

    Seems really ugly and clearly not a godo path.

    It's a bit like adding a 11th argument to a function which already has
    10.

    Perhaps better move out the locking completely to wrappers and remove
    the knowledge from the core plist code.

    -Andi


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    ak@linux.intel.com -- Speaking for myself only


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