On Mon, Jan 22, 2001 at 12:16:38PM -0800, Mike Smith wrote:
> In the meantime, perhaps we could 
> ask that one of the SMPng rules of engagement mandate that no mutex 
> structures or structure members should ever be exported as part of a 
> userspace interface?

This sounds fine in principle, but the real problem is that kernel
structures are exported.  In order for us to fix some of the places where
structures are exported and an embedded mutex becomes necessary, we would
have to go out of our way to fix an existing design flaw.

Under normal circumstances, I would agree with you that broken code should
be fixed as it is modified.  However, the amount of work that the SMPng
project is already taking on is overwhelming.  Placing this additional
burden on the SMPng developers would in my opinion be detrimental to the
medium-term success of the project.


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