Re: [patch] Use rwsems instead of custom locking scheme innet/socket.c and net/dccp/ccid.c

From: David Miller
Date: Thu Aug 10 2006 - 08:54:55 EST

From: Frederik Deweerdt <deweerdt@xxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2006 14:13:36 +0200

> This patch aims at removing two implementations (spotted by Masatake YAMATO) of
> pseudo-rwlocks using a spinlock_t and an atomic_t. One in net/socket.c
> and another in net/bluetooth/af_bluetooth.c. I think that both could be
> converted to rwsems, saving some lines of code.

The net/socket.c one has been converted to RCU by Stephen
Hemminger already.

If the bluetooth case is in an important code path it should
use RCU as well.
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