cvs commit: src/sys/contrib/ipfilter/netinet ip_auth.c

Darren Reed darrenr at
Tue Dec 28 23:44:26 PST 2004

On Tue, Dec 28, 2004 at 10:45:37AM -0500, John Baldwin wrote:
> sx locks are not identical to Solaris rwlocks.  Solaris rwlocks do priority 
> propagation and can't be held across a condition variable type sleep.  sx 
> locks on the other hand are more like lockmgr() style locks in that they do 
> not do priority propagation and may be held across a sleep (and are even 
> implemented using mutexes and condition variables for that matter).  I do 
> plan to implement Solaris-style rwlocks that do priority propagation, etc. 
> and are not sleepable but have not done so yet.  Until that time, you will 
> have to use mutexes as those are the only locks FreeBSD supports that have 
> the semantics you want.

Thanks for the clarification and as you guessed, my reference is rwlocks
on Solaris.  I look forward to the day when you manage to complete this
work, as do many other freebsd users & developers, I'm sure!


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