> The bitmap functions are being used by various bitmaps one of which is the 
> cid.
> The cid code must allocate two consecutive cids. So here the lock is over two 
> calls
> to the bit allocating call.
> I am planning to recode the cid to use one bit instead of two, this is further
> down the list.
> Thanks for the suggestion,
> Ram

Hi Dave,
The patches should be taken as is.
The improvement suggestion about the (widely used) mechanism is still under 
and will surely not be part of 4.10.

Shall I resend V1?


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