Re: [PATCH] Documentation/preempt-locking.txt clarification

From: Ingo Molnar
Date: Wed Nov 10 2004 - 05:05:01 EST

* Andrew Morton <akpm@xxxxxxxx> wrote:

> But I don't see why that's needed: if the preempt command came from
> another CPU then this CPU will take the cross-CPU interrupt as soon as
> interrupts are enabled. And the preempt command couldn't have come
> from _this_ CPU, because it had interrupts disabled.

this CPU can easily trigger a reschedule by _waking_ another task
synchronously (from within the irqs-off section) and hence causing
itself to preempt. I'd not say it's common, but it can happen in quite
unexpected places, so i'd encourage us to keep the more cautious advice
that is in the current text.

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