Re: [PATCH v2] rcu: fix a race in hlist_nulls_for_each_entry_rcumacro
From: David Miller
Date: Sun Jun 02 2013 - 22:58:58 EST
From: Eric Dumazet <eric.dumazet@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 02 Jun 2013 16:31:35 -0700
> On Thu, 2013-05-30 at 12:25 +0400, Roman Gushchin wrote:
>> On 29.05.2013 23:06, Eric Dumazet wrote:
>> > On Wed, 2013-05-29 at 14:09 +0400, Roman Gushchin wrote:
>> > True, these lookup functions are usually structured the same around the
>> > hlist_nulls_for_each_entry_rcu() loop.
>> > A barrier() right before the loop seems to be a benefit, the size of
>> > assembly code is reduced by 48 bytes.
>> > And its one of the documented way to handle this kind of problems
>> > (Documentation/atomic_ops.txt line 114)
>> > I guess we should amend this documentation, eventually.
>> > Thanks, please add you "Signed-off-by" if you agree with the patch.
>> Signed-off-by: Roman Gushchin <klamm@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Many thanks to you, Paul E. McKenney and David Laight for your
>> patches, help and participation in this discussion.
> Thanks to you !
> David, is there any problem with the patch ?
> http://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/247360/ says "Not applicable", please
> tell me what is needed to get it merged.
It's not a networking patch, it's a patch for generic RCU upstream.
So it either goes through Paul McKenney, or directly via Linus on
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