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SubjectRe: [patch] down_norecurse(), down_interruptible_norecurse(), up_norecurse()
On Sat, 30 Jan 1999, Tim Waugh wrote:

> MUTEX_NORECURSE probably isn't for a mutex -- it's semaphores that don't
> want recursion. It would be nicer to have something like
> SEMAPHORE(initval). If I thought long enough about it, I'm fairly sure I
> could come up with a situation where you'd want to initialise a semaphore
> to >1.

Ok. I think the MUTEX word was to tell that you wanted a semaphore
initialized to 1 (as a mutex unlocked), but agreed, SEMAPHORE(x) looks a
better name for the norecursive semaphore initializer.

Andrea Arcangeli


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