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SubjectRe: [patch] Real-Time Preemption, -RT-2.6.9-rc4-mm1-U8
On Thu, Oct 21 2004, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> * Jens Axboe <> wrote:
> > I didn't look at the USB code, I'm just saying that it's perfectly
> > valid use of a semaphore the pattern you describe (process A holding
> > it, process B releasing it).
> yes, that is perfectly true, and sorry if we gave you the wrong
> impression.
> the goal of these patches is to do a semaphore->completion conversion in
> cases where the semaphore was used for completion purposes. It's a bit
> faster and more readable but not a 'bugfix' in any way. (another set of
> patches are converting sleep_on() uses to wait_event*() plus waitqueues
> - those can in fact be considered bugfixes in some cases.)
> typically the cases where semaphores are held by one task and released
> by another task happens coincide with this used-for-completion scenario.

Thanks for the explanation, I can agree with that.

Jens Axboe

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