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SubjectRe: [PATCH][RFC] Linux VM hooks for advanced RDMA NICs
> @@ -267,6 +270,11 @@
>
> unsigned long hiwater_rss; /* High-water RSS usage */
> unsigned long hiwater_vm; /* High-water virtual memory usage */
> +
> +#ifdef CONFIG_IOPROC
> + /* hooks for io devices with advanced RDMA capabilities */
> + struct ioproc_ops *ioproc_ops;
> +#endif
> };

> +int
> +ioproc_register_ops(struct mm_struct *mm, struct ioproc_ops *ip)
> +{
> + ip->next = mm->ioproc_ops;
> + mm->ioproc_ops = ip;
> +
> + return 0;
> +}
> +
> +EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(ioproc_register_ops);
> +
> +int
> +ioproc_unregister_ops(struct mm_struct *mm, struct ioproc_ops *ip)
> +{
> + struct ioproc_ops **tmp;
> +
> + for (tmp = &mm->ioproc_ops; *tmp && *tmp != ip; tmp= &(*tmp)->next)
> + ;
> + if (*tmp) {
> + *tmp = ip->next;
> + return 0;
> + }
> +
> + return -EINVAL;
> +}
> +
> +EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(ioproc_unregister_ops);

You don't seem to use any synchronization mechanism to protect the
ioproc list from concurrent modifications, right ?
I understand that it might be useless as long as QsNet is the only user
of ioprocs and takes care of locking the address space somewhere in the
driver before adding/removing hooks.
But, if this patch is to be merged to the mainline, you probably need
to do something here. It's not clear how other in-kernel users
(IB, Myri, Ammasso, ...) might use ioprocs.
And actually, I think all ioproc list traversal need to be protected
as well.

A spinlock_t ioproc_lock is probably appropriate here.
I don't know whether any of the existing locks in the task_struct
might be used instead.

Regards,
Brice
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