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Subject[PATCH] Documentation: Clarify better about the rwsem non-owner release issue
Reword and clarify better about the rwsem non-owner release issue.


Signed-off-by: Joel Fernandes (Google) <>
Documentation/locking/locktypes.rst | 8 ++++----
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/locking/locktypes.rst b/Documentation/locking/locktypes.rst
index 6f2c0f5b041e..656dce72f11f 100644
--- a/Documentation/locking/locktypes.rst
+++ b/Documentation/locking/locktypes.rst
@@ -292,7 +292,7 @@ implementations to provide priority inheritance for all lock types except
the truly spinning ones. Priority inheritance on ownerless locks is
obviously impossible.

-For now the rwsem non-owner release excludes code which utilizes it from
-being used on PREEMPT_RT enabled kernels. In same cases this can be
-mitigated by disabling portions of the code, in other cases the complete
-functionality has to be disabled until a workable solution has been found.
+For now, a PREEMPT_RT kernel just disables code sections that perform a
+non-owner release of an rwsem. In some cases, parts of the code are disabled.
+In other cases, the complete functionality has to be disabled until a workable
+solution has been found.
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