Re: [PATCH 5/7] dlm: device interface

From: Arjan van de Ven
Date: Mon Apr 25 2005 - 16:03:34 EST

> +static struct rw_semaphore lockinfo_lock;

why are you using a rwsem here? rw semaphores are *expensive*. Really
expensive. Might well not be worth it unless you expect really frequent
readers compared to writers *and* long hold times. Can you give an idea
about how frequent the reader case is?
(and if it's really frequent, wouldn't RCU be a better solution?)

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