Re: Linux spin_unlock debate (fwd)

From: Linus Torvalds (
Date: Tue Apr 25 2000 - 19:48:04 EST

On Mon, 24 Apr 2000, Oliver Xymoron wrote:
> Not only have I now gotten positive test results for PPro steppings back
> to 1, I have confirmation from Intel folks. Thanks, Andy.

Heh. Ok, the next kernel version will definitely use the movb based
spinlock unlocks.

In fact, that allows us to do the "lock decb"-based spinlock, so I'll get
rid of the slow bit-op-based version entirely.

Thanks for following up on all this,


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