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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2.6.16-rc1-git4] accessfs: a permission managing filesystem
>> 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)

Documentation/mutex-design.txt:
* - mutexes may not be used in irq contexts

I need some locking strategy within irq contexts, and that suggests
semaphores do the job.


Jan Engelhardt
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