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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/19] MUTEX: Introduce simple mutex implementation
    Arjan van de Ven wrote:
    > On Tue, 2005-12-13 at 08:35 -0600, Christopher Friesen wrote:

    >>In this case, introducing a new API means the changes can be made over time.
    > in this case, doing this change gradual I think is a mistake. We should
    > do all of the in-kernel code at least...

    This means verifying all the users before patch submission, which may be

    I guess the point I'm trying to make is that if you create a new API you
    have the option of converting the obvious cases first, which should
    cover the majority of users. Anywhere the behaviour is non-obvious can
    be left using the old API, and the out-of-tree users will continue to
    work correctly.

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