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SubjectRe: [PATCH] RFC: futex: make futex_lock_pi interruptible
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On Tuesday 27 October 2009, Darren Hart wrote:
> The following C test case demonstrates how this patch could be used to
> implement interruptible locking. There is an awful lot of debug code and
> some other relics of a hacked together test in there now, but if anyone
> wanted to test the futex changes, this will do the trick.
>

Your test program uses a signal handler to interrupt the mutex. If you
are using a signal handler already to implement a user space mutex_cancel,
why can't you just do a longjmp out of the signal handler rather than
modifying the kernel?

Arnd <><


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