[PATCH v2 10/10] mm, cma: use spinlock instead of mutex

Joonsoo Kim iamjoonsoo.kim at lge.com
Thu Jun 12 00:56:38 PDT 2014

On Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 04:40:29PM +0900, Minchan Kim wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 12:21:47PM +0900, Joonsoo Kim wrote:
> > Currently, we should take the mutex for manipulating bitmap.
> > This job may be really simple and short so we don't need to sleep
> > if contended. So I change it to spinlock.
> I'm not sure it would be good always.
> Maybe you remember we discussed about similar stuff about bitmap
> searching in vmap friend internally, which was really painful
> when it was fragmented. So, at least we need number if you really want
> and I hope the number from ARM machine most popular platform for CMA
> at the moment.

Good Point!! Agreed. I will drop this one in next spin and re-submit
in separate patchset after some testing.


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