Re: [RFC] unify semaphore implementations

From: Paul Mackerras
Date: Thu Apr 28 2005 - 20:24:23 EST

Trond Myklebust writes:

> It started from a desire to extend the existing implementations to
> support new features such as asynchronous notification. Currently that
> sort of thing is impossible unless your developer-super-powers include
> the ability to herd 24 different subsystem maintainers into working
> together on a solution.

Well, maybe the slow paths could be unified somewhat, and then these
extra features could be added in the slow paths. I would support
that. I certainly don't support replacing the current optimized
fast-path implementations with a lowest-common-denominator thing like
Ben was proposing.

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