Re: [COUNTERPATCH] mm: avoid overflowing preempt_count() inmmu_take_all_locks()
From: Peter Zijlstra
Date: Thu Apr 01 2010 - 12:12:46 EST
On Thu, 2010-04-01 at 17:42 +0200, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
> The ugliest part of it (that I think you missed below) is the breakage
> of the RCU locking in the anon-vma which requires adding refcounting
> to it. That was the worst part of the conversion as far as I can tell.
One thing we can do there is to mutex_trylock() if we get the lock, see
if we've got the right object, if the trylock fails we can do the
refcount thing and sleep. That would allow the fast-path to remain a
The only thing is growing that anon_vma struct, but KSM seems to already
do that for the most common .configs.
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