Re: [PATCH 2.5] fixes for airo.c

From: Christoph Hellwig (
Date: Mon Jul 21 2003 - 07:37:58 EST

On Mon, Jul 21, 2003 at 01:00:54PM +0200, Javier Achirica wrote:
> Daniel,
> Thank you for your patch. Some comments about it:
> - I'd rather fix whatever is broken in the current code than going back to
> spinlocks, as they increase latency and reduce concurrency. In any case,
> please check your code.

In general we prefer spinlocks in linux for drivers unless there's a
very good reason against it. If you have latency or concurrency problems
it seems you have problems with your algorithms or the length of your
critical sections.

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