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Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 22:15:15 +0200
From: "Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)" <>
To: Markus Wichmann <>
 Carlos O'Donell <>
Subject: Re: Simple question regarding read-write locks precedence

Hi Carlos,

Can you comment on this note about your text[1] in the 
pthread_rwlockattr_setkind_np.3 manual page:

On 3/31/20 9:45 PM, Markus Wichmann wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 31, 2020 at 09:02:24PM +0200, Michael Kerrisk (man-pages) wrote:
>> So, is there still something you think needs fixing in the page?
> Yes.
> |This is ignored by glibc because the POSIX requirement to support
> |recursive writer locks would cause this option to create trivial
> |deadlocks;[...]
> There is no POSIX requirement to support recursive writer locks. I think
> this is meant to say "recursive reader locks".




Michael Kerrisk
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