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SubjectRe: [RFC] Add support for semaphore-like structure with support for asynchronous I/O
On Fri, Apr 15, 2005 at 03:42:54PM -0700, Trond Myklebust wrote:
> AFAICS You grab the wait_queue_t lock once in down()/__mutex_lock()
> order to try to take the lock (or queue the waiter if that fails), then
> once more in order to pass the mutex on to the next waiter on
> up()/mutex_unlock(). That is more or less the exact same thing I was
> doing with iosems using bog-standard waitqueues, and which Ben has
> adapted to his mutexes. What am I missing?

I didn't quite see that either.

What about the use of atomic operations on frv? Are they more lightweight
than a semaphore, making for a better fastpath?

"Time is what keeps everything from happening all at once." -- John Wheeler
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