Re: [KVM-RFC PATCH 1/2] eventfd: add an explicit srcu based notifierinterface
From: Gregory Haskins
Date: Wed Jun 17 2009 - 11:02:24 EST
Michael S. Tsirkin wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 02:09:38PM -0400, Gregory Haskins wrote:
>>> What do you mean by copy_to_user(other->mm) here? If you are going to switch
>>> to another mm, then I think current->mm must be valid (I think it's not enough
>>> that you can sleep). So preemptible() might not be enough.
>> I dont currently use switch_mm, if that is what you mean. I save the
>> task_struct into the appropriate context so current->mm doesn't matter
>> to me. I never use it. All I need (afaik) is to acquire the proper
>> mutex first. I am not an MM expert, so perhaps I have this wrong but it
>> does appear to work properly even from kthread context.
> I think I saw get_user_pages + memcpy in your patch. Yes, that works
> without switching contexts but it's slower than copy to user if you are
> in the right context, and AFAIK it's slower than get_user_pages_fast.
Yeah, understood. It will definitely be interesting to try that
optimization with switch_mm that you suggested.
On that front, would "if (p == current)" still work even if we don't
have the "signal_task()" hint?
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