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Date:	Fri, 18 May 2007 07:45:07 -0700 (PDT)
From:	Linus Torvalds <>
To:	Davide Libenzi <>
cc:	Davi Arnaut <>,
	Andrew Morton <>,
	Linux Kernel Mailing List <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] timerfd/eventfd context lock doesn't protect against

On Thu, 17 May 2007, Davide Libenzi wrote:
> Thx Davi, patch is correct. Nice catch. But at this point instead of 
> ending up getting two locks, we may look into using Andrew suggestion of 
> reusing the waitqueue lock. Is it universally considered a "legal" 
> operation?

Yes. Perhaps not for drivers etc, but stuff that is deeply involved in 
waitqueue handling anyway, sure.

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