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Date:   Thu, 13 Apr 2017 08:56:46 -0700
From:   "Paul E. McKenney" <>
To:     Peter Zijlstra <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH tip/core/rcu 1/9] doc: Synchronous RCU grace periods are
 now legal throughout boot

On Thu, Apr 13, 2017 at 11:07:54AM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 09:40:14AM -0700, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> > This commit updates the "Early Boot" section of the RCU requirements
> > to describe how synchronous RCU grace periods are now legal throughout
> > the boot process.
> You mean people would come an arrest you for doing it before? ;-)

In some of the more no-nonsense jurisdictions making use of the Linux
kernel for safety-critical application, maybe they would!  ;-)

But just for the record, and in case someone missed seeing the smiley at
the end of your sentence, Merriam-Webster's third definition of the word
"legal" is as follows:

	3:	conforming to or permitted by law or established rules

With this commit log's usage of "legal" taking the "established rules"
branch of that definition.

This diversion brought to you by Shakespeare's Henry VI, Part 2, Act 1,
Scene 2, in memory of the skin of those innocent lambs.  ;-)

							Thanx, Paul

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