[driverloader] CONFIG_DEBUG_SPINLOCK now supported

Marc Boucher marc at linuxant.com
Tue Feb 3 03:06:14 EST 2004

support for CONFIG_DEBUG_SPINLOCK has been implemented and released in 
driverloader-1.59 !
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 
>> compiled
>> with CONFIG_DEBUG_SPINLOCK. But again, you guys have been thinking 
>> about
>> 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.
> Regards
> Marc

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