Re: [GIT PULL] locking fix

From: Ingo Molnar
Date: Mon Oct 28 2013 - 04:47:16 EST

* Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On Sun, Oct 27, 2013 at 12:56 PM, Maarten Lankhorst
> <maarten.lankhorst@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >
> > And this is why ww_ctx == NULL is now passed as an inline
> > argument. :)
> Well, more than that - the "optimization" has been done at the
> source code level, so that the behavior is no longer a matter
> about how well the compiler optimizes it any more.
> I'm not complaining about the fix. I'm complaining about how the
> fix was claimed to be due to a compiler bug. The "documentation"
> for the fix (ie the commit message) was actively misleading.

Agreed, there was quite a bit of back and forth and I genuinely got
confused and thought it's purely about a compiler bug (hence the
misleading pull request) - will watch out for that pattern better
next time around.


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