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SubjectRe: [PATCH] RFC: change do_timer() to take xtime lock, and provide do_timer_locked()
On Fri, 21 Jan 2011, Torben Hohn wrote:

> in an effort to reduce occurrences of xtime_lock in the codebase,
> this commit makes do_timer take the xtime lock.
>
> there are quite some occurences where arch code seems to protect
> other datastructures with this lock too.
> we provide do_timer_locked() for these occurences.
>
> however, for this change to make sense, we should try to get rid
> of most calls to do_timer_locked()
> gonna try to address that in other arch specific commits.

Please see my other mail. We really don't want all that churn in one
large commit.

Thanks,

tglx


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