[PATCH] change acquire/release_console_sem() to console_lock/unlock()

Greg KH gregkh at suse.de
Thu Jan 20 08:34:48 PST 2011

On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 04:58:13PM +0100, Torben Hohn wrote:
> the -rt patches change the console_semaphore to console_mutex.
> so a quite large chunk of the patches changes all
> acquire/release_console_sem() to acquire/release_console_mutex()

Why not just change the functionality of the existing function to be a
mutex in the rt patches, instead of having to rename it everywhere?

> this commit makes things use more neutral function names
> which dont make implications about the underlying lock.
> the only real change is the return value of console_trylock
> which is inverted from try_acquire_console_sem()
> Signed-off-by: Torben Hohn <torbenh at gmx.de>
> CC: Thomas Gleixner <tglx at tglx.de>

I don't mind this rename, but is it really going to help anything out?
What's the odds of the -rt portion of this patch ever making it to


greg k-h

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