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SubjectRe: [RFC 0/8] Move locking primitives into kernel/locking/
On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 4:10 AM, Peter Zijlstra <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> During Kernel Summit Dave mentioned that there wasn't a clear maintainer for
> locking bits.
> To remedy this Ingo suggested gathering all the various locking primitives and
> lockdep into a single place: kernel/locking/.

I quite like the idea.

> I would further like to propose a MAINTAINERS entry like:
> M: Ingo Molnar <>
> M: Peter Zijlstra <>
> M: Oleg Nesterov <>
> M: "Paul E. McKenney" <>
> M: Linus Torvalds <>
> T: git git:// locking/core
> S: Maintained
> F: kernel/locking/
> Because for most 'fun' locking discussions we usually end up with at least
> those people anyway :-)

Agree :)

While I don't think I carry as much weight as these people, I was
going to ask to be included here for the fun discussions - and then I
realized that having a separate directory for these files makes it
super easy to set up a mail filter anyway :)

Michel "Walken" Lespinasse
A program is never fully debugged until the last user dies.

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