Re: manipulating sigmask from filesystems and drivers

From: Linus Torvalds (
Date: Fri Aug 02 2002 - 13:10:19 EST

On 2 Aug 2002, Trond Myklebust wrote:
> Would you therefore be planning on making down() interruptible by

Can't do - existing users know that down() cannot fail.

But we already have a "down_interruptible()", so if we introduce the
notion of "non-interruptible but killable", we can also introduce a


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