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SubjectRe: [PATCH 04/10] locking: export osq_lock()/osq_unlock()
On Fri, May 18, 2018 at 06:18:04AM -0400, Kent Overstreet wrote:
> On Fri, May 18, 2018 at 11:52:04AM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > On Fri, May 18, 2018 at 03:49:06AM -0400, Kent Overstreet wrote:
> >
> > No.. and most certainly not without a _very_ good reason.
>
> Ok, can I ask why?

Because it is an internal helper for lock implementations that want to
do optimistic spinning, it isn't a lock on its own and lacks several
things you would expect.

Using it is tricky and I don't trust random module authors to get 1+1
right, let alone use this thing correctly (no judgement on your code,
just in general).

> Here's what it's for:

I'll try and have a look soon :-) But does that really _have_ to live in
a module?

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