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Re: [PATCH 2.5.69] Network packet type using RCU

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Subject: Re: [PATCH 2.5.69] Network packet type using RCU
From: "David S. Miller" <davem@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 00:22:19 -0700 (PDT)
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   From: Jamal Hadi <hadi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
   Date: Wed, 14 May 2003 07:23:32 -0400 (EDT)

   Apologies i was offline for a bit so dont know the history here.
   I see a lot of move to rcu. There are benefits to using RCU in certain
   cases (example occasional list edit with a lot more reads). Why does
   there  seem to be a massive migration it seems to RCU? Something wrong
   with the linked lists?
If you only need one of two synchronization primitives, why
have two? :-)

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