Re: [RFC PATCH 6/9] livepatch: create per-task consistency model

From: Jiri Kosina
Date: Thu Feb 12 2015 - 07:42:09 EST

On Thu, 12 Feb 2015, Peter Zijlstra wrote:

> > Well, the fact indisputable fact is that there is a demand for this. It's
> > not about one machine, it's about scheduling dowtimes of datacentres.
> The changelog says:
> > ... A patch can remain in the
> > transition state indefinitely, if any of the tasks are stuck in the
> > previous universe.
> Therefore there is no scheduling anything. Without timeliness guarantees
> you can't make a schedule.
> Might as well just reboot, at least that's fairly well guaranteed to
> happen.

All running (reasonably alive) tasks will be running patched code though.

You can't just claim complete victory (and get ready for accepting another
patch, etc) if there is a long-time sleeper that hasn't been converted

Jiri Kosina
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