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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/19] MUTEX: Introduce simple mutex implementation
Alan Cox <> wrote:

> Is there a reason you didnt answer the comment about down/up being the
> usual way computing refers to the operations on counting semaphores but
> just deleted it ?

up/down is also used in conjunction with mutexes and R/W semaphores, so
counting semaphores do not have exclusive rights to the terminology.

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