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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2.6.16-rc1-git4] accessfs: a permission managing filesystem
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On Mon, 2006-01-30 at 10:51 +0100, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
> >> >DECLARE_MUTEX will go away.
> >>
> >> And be replaced by... DEFINE_SEMAPHORE?
> >
> >... or just go away entirely, depending if there are any users of it
> >left after all mutexes have been converted to DEFINE_MUTEX()...
>
> Does that imply that struct semaphore be removed too?

not per se

> You can't do that.

Exactly why not? Assuming there are zero users left in the kernel.....
(which highly obviously is a prerequisite for even thinking about such a
step)

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