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Date:   Wed, 13 Feb 2019 11:16:53 -0500
From:   Waiman Long <>
To:     Peter Zijlstra <>
Cc:     Ingo Molnar <>, Will Deacon <>,
        Thomas Gleixner <>,,,
        Arnd Bergmann <>, Borislav Petkov <>,
        "H. Peter Anvin" <>,
        Davidlohr Bueso <>,
        Linus Torvalds <>,
        Andrew Morton <>,
        Tim Chen <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 03/10] locking/rwsem: Rename kernel/locking/rwsem.h

On 02/13/2019 10:54 AM, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 10:47:11AM -0500, Waiman Long wrote:
>> On 02/13/2019 04:19 AM, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
>>> On Tue, Feb 12, 2019 at 07:27:00PM -0500, Waiman Long wrote:
>>>> The content of kernel/locking/rwsem.h is now specific to rwsem-xadd only.
>>>> Rename it to rwsem-xadd.h to indicate that it is specific to rwsem-xadd
>>>> and include it only when CONFIG_RWSEM_XCHGADD_ALGORITHM is set. As a result,
>>>> the CONFIG_RWSEM_XCHGADD_ALGORITHM conditional compilation directives can
>>>> be removed. There is no functional change.
>>> Since all of rwsem-xadd is now generic code; how about we delete the
>>> spinlock thing and keep everything rwsem ?
>>> We don't carry a special spinlock mutex implementation either. And
>>> arguably any arch that uses spinlock based atomics (afaict the only case
>>> where rwsem-spinlock makes any sense anyway) suck anyway.
>> I don't mind removing the rwsem-spinlock code and have just one
>> implementation for all as long as there is no objection from others. I
>> don't know the history of why we have 2 implementations of rwsem and so
>> I didn't plan to do that.
> It is from before my time too; but I think rwsem-spinlock is generic and
> didn't require arch asm helpers, where rwsem-xadd did, but we just fixed
> that :-)

OK, I will attempt to send a patch to remove rwsem-spinlock. That will
touch a lot of arch specific files too.


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