Re: [RFC][PATCH 0/5] Signal scalability series

From: Matt Fleming
Date: Sat Oct 01 2011 - 05:35:53 EST

On Fri, 2011-09-30 at 15:30 -0700, Andi Kleen wrote:
> Matt Fleming <matt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> >
> > And just like last time, these patches break ia64 because it
> > implements rt_sigprocmask() in assembly. I'll work on the ia64 stuff
> > while these patches are being reviewed.
> Since we don't want to tie everyone changing signals in the future to
> learning IA64 assembler, maybe the best approach would be simply to
> change that function to just use the syscall. It can't be that
> performance critical and everyone else has it as a syscall too.
> I think that would be the best solution for long term maintainability.

You and me both. Unfortunately, the ia64 guys had a different opinion,

Matt Fleming, Intel Open Source Technology Center

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