[lkml]   [1999]   [Jan]   [10]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
SubjectRe: MM deadlock [was: Re: arca-vm-8...]
On Sat, Jan 09, 1999 at 01:50:14PM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Sat, 9 Jan 1999, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> >
> > The cleanest solution I can think of is actually to allow semaphores to be
> > recursive. I can do that with minimal overhead (just one extra instruction
> > in the non-contention case), so it's not too bad, and I've wanted to do it
> > for certain other things, but it's still a nasty piece of code to mess
> > around with.
> >
> > Oh, well. I don't think I have much choice.

Well, doesn't semaphore recursion mean that the write atomicity
is no more guaranteed by inode's i_sem semaphore?

Best wishes
Andrey V.

To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
Please read the FAQ at

 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 13:49    [W:0.145 / U:13.752 seconds]
©2003-2018 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site