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Re: [PATCH] kill rtnl_exlock stubs

To: Patrick McHardy <kaber@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] kill rtnl_exlock stubs
From: "David S. Miller" <davem@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2004 18:59:23 -0700
Cc: shemminger@xxxxxxxx, netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx, hadi@xxxxxxxx
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On Tue, 27 Jul 2004 20:38:42 +0200
Patrick McHardy <kaber@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Stephen Hemminger wrote:
> > Rtnetlink has some macro's that are relics from earlier locking.
> > They are only used a couple of places so are easy to kill.
> 
> The variable "exclusive" in rtnetlink_rcv_msg becomes useless with
> this patch. This patch (on top of Stephen's patch) removes it.

Both patches look fine, thanks guys.

I thought maybe Alexey might have had some fantastic
plan with exclusive locks, but this stuff has gone
beyond bitrot :-)

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