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SubjectRe: fcntl and flock wakeups not FIFO?

[cc'ing the person or list mentioned in MAINTAINERS would get you a better
response :-P]

> I've been doing some experimenting with locking on 2.4.18 and have
> noticed that if I have a number of writers waiting on a lock, they are
> not woken up in the order in which they requested the lock.
>
> Is this expected? If so, what was the reasoning for this and are there
> any patches to give FIFO wakeups?

That certainly isn't what's supposed to happen. They should get woken
up in-order. The code in 2.4.18 seems to be doing that. Are you doing
anything clever with scheduling?

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