Re: [PATCH] 6/6 cacheline align files_lock

Christoph Hellwig (
Sat, 8 Mar 2003 15:54:56 +0000

On Sat, Mar 08, 2003 at 07:41:42AM -0800, Martin J. Bligh wrote:
> It seems to lock several different things though - free lists, tty lists,
> etc, etc. I could break it up to one per list, but that means taking two
> locks to shift between lists, which I'd prefer not to do if possible.

The free list should go away - we have slab for that. The tty stuff should
get a per-tty lock.

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