Re: [PATCH 1/3] sched: add sched_task_call()
From: Josh Poimboeuf
Date: Thu Feb 19 2015 - 12:04:28 EST
On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 05:33:59PM +0100, Vojtech Pavlik wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 10:24:29AM -0600, Josh Poimboeuf wrote:
> > > No, these tasks will _never_ make syscalls. So you need to guarantee
> > > they don't accidentally enter the kernel while you flip them. Something
> > > like so should do.
> > >
> > > You set TIF_ENTER_WAIT on them, check they're still in userspace, flip
> > > them then clear TIF_ENTER_WAIT.
> > Ah, that's a good idea. But how do we check if they're in user space?
> I don't see the benefit in holding them in a loop - you can just as well
> flip them from the syscall code as kGraft does.
But we were talking specifically about HPC tasks which never make
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