Re: [PATCH] Introduce down_nowait()

From: Daniel Walker
Date: Wed May 21 2008 - 13:05:31 EST

On Wed, 2008-05-21 at 17:56 +1000, Rusty Russell wrote:

> Subject: [PATCH] Introduce down_try()
> I planned on removing the much-disliked down_trylock() (with its
> backwards return codes) in 2.6.27, but it's creating something of a
> logjam with other patches in -mm and linux-next.
> Andrew suggested introducing "down_try" as a wrapper now, to make
> the transition easier.

I must be missing something critical, but what's the logjam this is


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