Commit 773810d3 authored by Mauro Carvalho Chehab's avatar Mauro Carvalho Chehab Committed by Jonathan Corbet
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robust-futexes.txt: standardize document format

Each text file under Documentation follows a different
format. Some doesn't even have titles!

Change its representation to follow the adopted standard,
using ReST markups for it to be parseable by Sphinx:

- add a title for the document;
- mark literal blocks;
Signed-off-by: default avatarMauro Carvalho Chehab <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJonathan Corbet <>
parent ce3a9669
Started by: Ingo Molnar <>
A description of what robust futexes are
:Started by: Ingo Molnar <>
......@@ -163,7 +167,7 @@ Implementation details
The patch adds two new syscalls: one to register the userspace list, and
one to query the registered list pointer:
one to query the registered list pointer::
asmlinkage long
sys_set_robust_list(struct robust_list_head __user *head,
......@@ -185,7 +189,7 @@ straightforward. The kernel doesn't have any internal distinction between
robust and normal futexes.
If a futex is found to be held at exit time, the kernel sets the
following bit of the futex word:
following bit of the futex word::
#define FUTEX_OWNER_DIED 0x40000000
......@@ -193,7 +197,7 @@ and wakes up the next futex waiter (if any). User-space does the rest of
the cleanup.
Otherwise, robust futexes are acquired by glibc by putting the TID into
the futex field atomically. Waiters set the FUTEX_WAITERS bit:
the futex field atomically. Waiters set the FUTEX_WAITERS bit::
#define FUTEX_WAITERS 0x80000000
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