Re: [PATCH][2.5] Protect smp_call_function_data w/ spinlocks on Alpha

From: Ivan Kokshaysky (
Date: Fri Feb 14 2003 - 09:53:32 EST

On Fri, Feb 14, 2003 at 06:51:54AM -0500, Zwane Mwaikambo wrote:
> This is an untested patch to remove the custom mutex, however it
> doesn't maintain the same semantics wrt 'retry' and unconditionally
> blocks on contention.

Why do you want to remove it? The critical data here is a single pointer
which can be effectively protected without spinlock.

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