Re: [patch] eventfd - revised interface and cleanups

From: Davide Libenzi
Date: Tue Jun 23 2009 - 13:10:32 EST

On Tue, 23 Jun 2009, Avi Kivity wrote:

> On 06/23/2009 07:47 PM, Davide Libenzi wrote:
> > The following patch changes the eventfd interface to de-couple the eventfd
> > memory context, from the file pointer instance.
> > Without such change, there is no clean way to racely free handle the
> > POLLHUP event sent when the last instance of the file* goes away.
> > Also, now the internal eventfd APIs are using the eventfd context instead
> > of the file*.
> > Another cleanup this patch does, is making AIO select EVENTFD, instead of
> > adding a bunch of empty function stubs inside eventfd.h.
> >
> > Andrew, this better go via Avi and the KVM tree, since they have patches
> > that will be based on the new interface.
> >
> The kvm patches will only be ready for 2.6.32. Can this go in 2.6.31 now, and
> we'll meet in 10 weeks?

Either ways works for me.
Meanwhile, I'll repost with the revised documentation format.

- Davide

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