Re: [PATCH] epoll: prevent missed events on EPOLL_CTL_MOD

From: Eric Dumazet
Date: Wed Jan 02 2013 - 17:08:53 EST

On Wed, 2013-01-02 at 19:32 +0000, Eric Wong wrote:

> That modification in ep_send_events_proc() is protected by ep->mtx
> (as is ep_modify()), though. Maybe there are other places, but I
> don't see it.

Yes, and using a mutex for protecting this field while its read from
interrupt context (so without mutex synch help) is why there were races.

Some users rely on barriers included in spin_lock/spin_unlock, others in
explicit barriers, or before your patch pure luck.

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