Hey, it was only meant to be a single release. Now they can all
die as far as I'm concerned.
returns Tux to the kernel
In days of old in 2.6.29, netfilter did locketh using a
lock of the reader kind when doing its table business, and do
a writer when with pen in hand like a overworked accountant
did replace the tables. This sucketh and caused the single
lock to fly back and forth like a poor errant boy.
But then netfilter was blessed with RCU and the performance
was divine, but alas there were those that suffered for
trying to replace their many rules one at a time.
So now RCU must be vanquished from the scene, and better
chastity belts be placed upon this valuable asset most dear.
The locks that were but one are now replaced by one per suitor.
The repair was made after much discussion involving
Eric the wise, and Linus the foul. With flowers springing
up amid the thorns some peace has finally prevailed and
all is soothed.
-- Stephen Hemminger
First of all, I happily admit that wrt locking I'm a barbarian, and
proud of it. I.e. simpler locking scheme beats theoretical
improvement, unless we have really good evidence that there's a
real-world problem. All things equal, complexity loses. All
things not quite equal - ditto.
-- Al Viro
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