Re: [PATCH 1/6] rcu,nohz: add context_tracking_user_enter/exit wrapper functions

From: Rik van Riel
Date: Tue Feb 10 2015 - 11:48:57 EST

On 02/10/2015 10:28 AM, Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 09:41:45AM -0500, riel@xxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>> From: Rik van Riel <riel@xxxxxxxxxx>
>> These wrapper functions allow architecture code (eg. ARM) to keep
>> calling context_tracking_user_enter & context_tracking_user_exit
>> the same way it always has, without error prone tricks like duplicate
>> defines of argument values in assembly code.
>> Signed-off-by: Rik van Riel <riel@xxxxxxxxxx>
> This patch alone doesn't make much sense.

Agreed, my goal was to keep things super easy to review,
to reduce the chance of introducing bugs.

> The changelog says it's about keeping
> context_tracking_user_*() functions as wrappers but fails to explain to what they
> wrap, why and what are the new context_tracking_enter/exit functions for.
> Perhaps patches 1 and 2 should be merged together into something like:
> context_tracking: Generalize context tracking APIs to support user and guest
> Do that because we'll also track guest....etc And keep the old user context tracking APIs
> for now to avoid painful enum parameter support in ARM assembly....

Can do...

Paul, would you like me to resend the whole series, or just
a merged patch that replaces patches 1 & 2?

That is assuming Paul prefers having the patches merged into
one :)

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