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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Replace completions with semaphores

    * Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> wrote:

    > Why have "generic semaphores" at all, if we want to get rid of them?

    i very much agree with the "get rid of semaphores" argument - the reason
    why i initially supported the "move to generic semaphores" step was
    because i saw it basically as the precursor to full removal: it is the
    removal of semaphores from all architectures - with a small generic
    compatibility wrapper to handle the remaining few uses of semaphores.

    i got thoroughly surprised by the "increase the scope of semaphores"
    angle to the patchset though, and in hindsight i'd rather see neither of
    those generalizations and see semaphores die a slow but sure natural
    death than to see their prolongation :-/

    perhaps the 'remove all semaphores from all architectures' privilege
    should be a final step kept for the lucky guy who manages to get rid of
    the last remaining semaphore use in the kernel? :)

    Ingo


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