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    SubjectRe: [patch 0/5] lightweight robust futexes: -V1
    On Wednesday 15 February 2006 20:49, Christopher Friesen wrote:

    > The goal is for the kernel to unlock the mutex, but the next task to
    > aquire it gets some special notification that the status is unknown. At
    > that point the task can either validate/clean up the data and reset the
    > mutex to clean (if it can) or it can give up the mutex and pass it on to
    > some other task that does know how to validate/clean up.

    The "send signal when any mapper dies" proposal would do that. The other process
    could catch the signal and do something with it.

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