[PATCH v6 04/46] percpu_rwlock: Implement the core design of Per-CPU Reader-Writer Locks

Srivatsa S. Bhat srivatsa.bhat at linux.vnet.ibm.com
Sat Mar 2 06:59:21 EST 2013

Hi Tejun,

On 03/01/2013 11:40 PM, Tejun Heo wrote:
> Hello, Srivatsa.
> On Thu, Feb 28, 2013 at 02:49:53AM +0530, Srivatsa S. Bhat wrote:
>> Don't get me wrong - I'll whole-heartedly acknowledge and appreciate if
>> _your_ code is better than mine. I just don't like the idea of somebody
>> plagiarizing my ideas/code (or even others' ideas for that matter).
>> However, I sincerely apologize in advance if I misunderstood/misjudged your
>> intentions; I just wanted to voice my concerns out loud at this point,
>> considering the bad feeling I got by looking at your responses collectively.
> Although I don't know Lai personally, from my experience working with
> him past several months on workqueue, I strongly doubt he has dark
> urterior intenions.  The biggest problem probably is that his
> communication in English isn't very fluent yet and thus doesn't carry
> the underlying intentions or tones very well and he tends to bombard
> patches in quick succession without much explanation inbetween (during
> 3.8 cycle, I was receiving several workqueue patchsets days apart
> trying to solve the same problem with completely different approaches
> way before the discussion on the previous postings reach any kind of
> consensus).  A lot of that also probably comes from communication
> problems.
> Anyways, I really don't think he's trying to take claim of your work.
> At least for now, you kinda need to speculate what he's trying to do
> and then confirm that back to him, but once you get used to that part,
> he's pretty nice to work with and I'm sure his communication will
> improve in time (I think it has gotten a lot better than only some
> months ago).

Thank you so much for helping clear the air, Tejun! I'm truly sorry again
for having drawn the wrong conclusions based on gaps in our communication.
It was a mistake on my part and I would like to request Lai to kindly
forgive me. I'm looking forward to working with Lai effectively, going

Thank you!

Srivatsa S. Bhat

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