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SubjectRe: 2.4.x SMP scalability question.

On Sun, 20 Aug 2000, Ralf Baechle wrote:

> On Thursday Kanoj, Cort Dougan, DaveM and me had dinner in Mountain
> View and we decieded to tackle this bitmask problem for 2.4. Linux
> 2.6 or 3.0 will be to long in the future for SGI, so we think we have
> to already do this for 2.4.

well i protested when it was introduced initially, for exactly the same
reason :-) Basically i think it's not hard at all to avoid word-sized
bitmasks (or to define long enough ones) - if it's done right from the


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