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Re: [PATCH 1/19] MUTEX: Introduce simple mutex implementation

From:  Andrew Morton <>
To:  Mark Lord <>
Subject:  Re: [PATCH 1/19] MUTEX: Introduce simple mutex implementation
Date:  Wed, 14 Dec 2005 15:54:32 -0800
Archive-link:  Article, Thread

Mark Lord <> wrote:
> Leaving up()/down() as-is is really the most sensible option.


I must say that my interest in this stuff is down in
needs-an-electron-microscope-to-locate territory.  down() and up() work
just fine and they're small, efficient, well-debugged and well-understood. 
We need a damn good reason for taking on tree-wide churn or incompatible
renames or addition of risk.  What's the damn good reason here?

Please.  Go fix some bugs.  We're not short of them.

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