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Date:   Sat, 23 Oct 2021 18:04:57 +0200
From:   Arnd Bergmann <arnd@...nel.org>
To:     Waiman Long <longman@...hat.com>
Cc:     Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>,
        Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>, Will Deacon <will@...nel.org>,
        Arnd Bergmann <arnd@...db.de>,
        Boqun Feng <boqun.feng@...il.com>,
        Jonas Bonn <jonas@...thpole.se>,
        Stefan Kristiansson <stefan.kristiansson@...nalahti.fi>,
        Stafford Horne <shorne@...il.com>,
        "James E.J. Bottomley" <James.Bottomley@...senpartnership.com>,
        Helge Deller <deller@....de>,
        Michael Ellerman <mpe@...erman.id.au>,
        Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh@...nel.crashing.org>,
        Paul Mackerras <paulus@...ba.org>,
        Heiko Carstens <hca@...ux.ibm.com>,
        Vasily Gorbik <gor@...ux.ibm.com>,
        Christian Borntraeger <borntraeger@...ibm.com>,
        Alexander Gordeev <agordeev@...ux.ibm.com>,
        Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        linux-ia64@...r.kernel.org,
        Openrisc <openrisc@...ts.librecores.org>,
        Parisc List <linux-parisc@...r.kernel.org>,
        linuxppc-dev <linuxppc-dev@...ts.ozlabs.org>,
        linux-s390 <linux-s390@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] locking: remove spin_lock_flags() etc

On Sat, Oct 23, 2021 at 3:37 AM Waiman Long <longman@...hat.com> wrote:
>> On 10/22/21 7:59 AM, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> > From: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@...db.de>
> >
> > As this is all dead code, just remove it and the helper functions built
> > around it. For arch/ia64, the inline asm could be cleaned up, but
> > it seems safer to leave it untouched.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Arnd Bergmann <arnd@...db.de>
>
> Does that mean we can also remove the GENERIC_LOCKBREAK config option
> from the Kconfig files as well?

 I couldn't figure this out.

What I see is that the only architectures setting GENERIC_LOCKBREAK are
nds32, parisc, powerpc, s390, sh and sparc64, while the only architectures
implementing arch_spin_is_contended() are arm32, csky and ia64.

The part I don't understand is whether the option actually does anything
useful any more after commit d89c70356acf ("locking/core: Remove break_lock
field when CONFIG_GENERIC_LOCKBREAK=y").

      Arnd

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