Re: RFC: patch to allow lock-free traversal of lists with insertion

From: Rusty Russell (
Date: Tue Oct 09 2001 - 20:39:37 EST

In message <> you write:
> On Tue, Oct 09, 2001 at 07:03:37PM +1000, Rusty Russell wrote:
> > I don't *like* making Alpha's wmb() stronger, but it is the
> > only solution which doesn't touch common code.
> It's not a "solution" at all. It's so heavy weight you'd be
> much better off with locks. Just use the damned rmb_me_harder.

Wow! I'm glad you're volunteering to audit all the kernel code to fix
this Alpha-specific bug by inserting rmb_me_harder() in all the
critical locations!

Don't miss any!

I look forward to seeing your patch,

Premature optmztion is rt of all evl. --DK
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