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Date:	Sat, 20 Oct 2007 07:46:06 +1000
From:	Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@...nel.crashing.org>
To:	Jarek Poplawski <jarkao2@...pl>
Cc:	"Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@...ux-mips.org>,
	Andy Fleming <afleming@...escale.com>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
	Jeff Garzik <jgarzik@...ox.com>, netdev@...r.kernel.org,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] PHYLIB: IRQ event workqueue handling fixes


> Actually I'm not convinced with this explanation. It seems to me that
> since there are such serious locking problems (especially with rntl),
> there could be once more considered a private workqueue. You've
> written earlier about being a lonely user of this code. But, since
> Benjamin offered his help with changing to mutexes, which looks like
> very reasonable idea to me (probably I miss most of the points...),
> maybe it's very good opportunity to both: make this code better and
> double the user base! I'm interested in looking for such solution
> if Benjamin thinks there could be too few problems for him... So,
> let somebody tell us what could be wrong with this idea?

My main problem is time :-) But I need to do the change to mutex if I am
to use phylib for emac. I can't tell when I'll have time to do it tho.

Ben.

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