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On December 6, 2001 09:21 pm, Larry McVoy wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 06, 2001 at 12:15:54PM -0800, David S. Miller wrote:
> > If you aren't getting rid of this locking, what is the point?
> > That is what we are trying to talk about.
>
> The points are:
>
> a) you have to thread the entire kernel, every data structure which is a
> problem. Scheduler, networking, device drivers, everything. That's
> thousands of locks and uncountable bugs, not to mention the impact on
> uniprocessor performance.
>
> b) I have to thread a file system.

OK, this is your central point. It's a little more than just a mmap, no?
We're pressing you on your specific ideas on how to handle the 'peripheral'
details.

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Daniel
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