Re: [Patch] export sched_setscheduler() for kernel module use

From: Chris Wright
Date: Mon Nov 15 2004 - 16:33:00 EST

* Dean Nelson (dcn@xxxxxxx) wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 15, 2004 at 10:58:01AM -0800, Chris Wright wrote:
> > * Dean Nelson (dcn@xxxxxxx) wrote:
> > > +int do_sched_setscheduler(pid_t pid, int policy, struct sched_param __user *param)
> >
> > this should be static.
> You're right. I made another change in that one now passes the task_struct
> pointer to sched_setscheduler() instead of the pid. This requires that
> the caller of sched_setscheduler() hold the tasklist_lock. The new patch
> for people's feedback follows.

This now means callers of sched_setscheduler hold tasklist_lock, also
with irq off. I think it's safer to let the core function do that.
It's a touchy area that's ripe for deadlock.

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