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Re: RFC: Lightweight synchronization mechanism for gnumach

From: Richard Braun
Subject: Re: RFC: Lightweight synchronization mechanism for gnumach
Date: Sun, 28 Feb 2016 20:55:08 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.23 (2014-03-12)

On Sun, Feb 28, 2016 at 04:13:34PM -0300, Agustina Arzille wrote:
> I named it differently because I feel "futex" doesn't really convey what it
> does, but I agree that consistency with standards (even de facto ones) is
> a good idea.

I agree, Linux sucks at names and they even acknowledge it. As long as
we can build a simple wrapper in userspace, it's fine.

> On the other hand, I would prefer it if we made some changes to the
> interface
> as implemented in the Linux kernel. Linux has a single, monolithic syscall
> that multiplexes according to an "operation" parameter. For gnumach, I think
> having separate RPC's is the better way.

Again, I agree, RPCs are operations. And again, if a simple wrapper can
be built on top, it's all fine.

Richard Braun

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