Re: [PATCH v8 4/3] cgroups: use flex_array in attach_proc
From: Ben Blum
Date: Tue Mar 22 2011 - 01:17:28 EST
On Thu, Mar 03, 2011 at 09:48:09AM -0800, Paul Menage wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 11:22 AM, Ben Blum <bblum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Convert cgroup_attach_proc to use flex_array.
> > From: Ben Blum <bblum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > The cgroup_attach_proc implementation requires a pre-allocated array to store
> > task pointers to atomically move a thread-group, but asking for a monolithic
> > array with kmalloc() may be unreliable for very large groups. Using flex_array
> > provides the same functionality with less risk of failure.
> > This is a post-patch for cgroup-procs-write.patch.
> > Signed-off-by: Ben Blum <bblum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Reviewed-by: Paul Menage <menage@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Looks fine from a correctness point of view, but I'd be inclined to
> reduce the verbosity - rather than
> tsk = flex_array_get_ptr(group, i);
> BUG_ON(tsk == NULL);
> retval = ss->can_attach_task(cgrp, tsk);
> I'd just have
> retval = ss->can_attach_task(cgrp, flex_array_get_ptr(group, i));
> I don't think you need to be so defensive about flex_array's behaviour.
hmm, in this case that change would make it cross 80 columns (and I
liked consistency). ;)
I've removed the BUG_ONs, though.
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