Add additional examples in Documentation/spinlocks.txt

Checkpatch will throw an error if code doesn't use the correct initializers
for static spinlocks:

ERROR: Use of SPIN_LOCK_UNLOCKED is deprecated: see Documentation/spinlocks.txt

This is fine, but Documentation/spinlocks.txt isn't very clear on how to
_use_ the new initializers for static variables. To save people time in the
future, I added two small examples of how to fix old-style static
initializers to be more lockdep friendly.

Signed-off-by: Mark Fasheh <>
Signed-off-by: Jonathan Corbet <>
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