Re: [PATCH 3/3] eventfd: add internal reference counting to fixnotifier race conditions

From: Davide Libenzi
Date: Tue Jun 23 2009 - 10:41:29 EST

On Tue, 23 Jun 2009, Gregory Haskins wrote:

> Davide Libenzi wrote:
> > On Mon, 22 Jun 2009, Gregory Haskins wrote:
> >
> >
> >> To be honest, I am not sure. I would guess its not a *huge* deal,
> >> though it was obviously enough of a concern to at least discuss it. I
> >> can definitely say that I think the other issues which are being fixed
> >> are substantially more important.
> >>
> >
> > Ok then, will repost the revised patch later today.
> >
> Ok sounds good. I did have a chance to take a closer look at your
> proposal for the key data, and I think it makes a lot of sense. Do you
> see it as a problem if we defer adding that? Or should we try to add
> that notion now?

That would need to go eventually via mainline, after some discussion. But
yes, I believe that using the "key" as simple bitmask is a little

- Davide

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