[driverloader] CONFIG_DEBUG_SPINLOCK now supported
marc at linuxant.com
Tue Feb 3 03:06:14 EST 2004
support for CONFIG_DEBUG_SPINLOCK has been implemented and released in
Affected users should upgrade and let us know if things work properly
PS: we accelerated the fix due to distributions making pre-built 2.6
kernel packages with the option enabled available for download.
On Jan 28, 2004, at 11:15 AM, Marc Boucher wrote:
> On Jan 28, 2004, at 4:00 AM, Regis "HPReg" Duchesne wrote:
>> It seems to me that this scheme covers everything that is needed to
>> emulate Windows locks efficiently, even if the Linux kernel is
>> with CONFIG_DEBUG_SPINLOCK. But again, you guys have been thinking
>> this for a while, and there is probably a catch that I don't see.
> We will eventually implement an efficient workaround to provide
> compatibility with CONFIG_DEBUG_SPINLOCK and resolve along those lines
> a few other similar cases of (potentially risky depending on kernel
> evolution) tight structure overlapping. But at the moment since the
> constraint affects relatively few people we have to get a few
> higher-priority issues out of the way before this can be tackled.
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