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SubjectRe: [PATCH] 2.4.18-pre9, trylock for read/write semaphores

On Tue Feb 12 2002, 17:45:00 EST, Brian Watson wrote:

> Marcelo-
>
> Attached is a patch that adds trylock routines for read/write
> semaphores. David Howells saw it last August and thought it was ready
> to be submitted then, but I became distracted and haven't taken the
> time to submit it until now. My motivation is that Christoph Hellwig
> says he needs it for JFS.

I just returned from vacation and saw this thread. I also need trylock()
routines for read-write semaphores for NFS version 4, but you're way ahead
of me: I hadn't even started to implement them yet, and have been working
around the deficiency. So I would really like to see some variant of this
patch go into the 2.5.x series eventually. Anything I can do to help out?

Cheers,
Kendrick Smith
Center for Information Technology and Integration, University of Michigan

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