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SubjectRe: SLEEP_ON_BKLCHECK
Arjan van de Ven wrote:

>On Thu, 2005-04-14 at 09:42 +0900, tsuchiya yoshihiro wrote:
>
>
>>Hi,
>>In Fedora Core3, interruptible_sleep_on() checks if the system is
>>lock_kernel()'ed
>>by SLEEP_ON_BKLCHECK. Same thing is done in RedHatEL4.
>>Also I found a patch including SLEEP_ON_BKLCHECK was posted before,
>>but is not included in 2.6.11.
>>Why SLEEP_ON_BKLCHECK checks lock_kernel ?
>>
>>
>
>Because you really need to hold the BKL when you call sleep_on() family
>of APIs, otherwise you have a very big race.
>
>Also note that you in your code really should not call any of the
>sleep_on() family of functions at all! It is a very very deprecated and
>defective API!!!!
>
>
>
Oh, I did not know that.
What do you use instead? I found wait_event. Is that what you use?

Actually, I am porting my friend's code that runs on 2.4.X to 2.6.
How is sleep_on in 2.4? You should not use sleep_on in 2.4 also?

Thank you,
Yoshi Tsuchiya

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