Subject: SMP API (why not use standards?) To: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org> From: Gordon W. Ross <email@example.com> List: tech-smp Date: 07/28/1999 23:46:13
Why invent a new API for the mutex locks?
Using mutex_t, mutex_lock(), mutex_unlock(), mutex_trylock, etc.
in the kernel seems easier to document, at least...
(and otherwise apparently has identical semantics)