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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Lightweight userspace semaphores...
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In message <Pine.LNX.4.33.0202241543550.28708-100000@home.transmeta.com> you wr
ite:
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> On Mon, 25 Feb 2002, Rusty Russell wrote:
> > >
> > > sys_sem_create()
> > > sys_sem_destroy()
> >
> > There is no create and destroy (init is purely userspace). There is
> > "this is a semapore: up it". This is a feature.
>
> You have to realize that there are architectures that need special
> initialization and page allocation for semaphores: they need special flags
> in the TLB for "careful access", for example (sometimes the careful access
> ends up being non-cached).

Bugger. How about:

sys_sem_area(void *pagestart, size_t len)
sys_unsem_area(void *pagestart, size_t len)

Is that sufficient? Is sys_unsem_area required at all?

TDB has an arbitrary number of semaphores in the mmap file...
Rusty.
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