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SubjectRe: [PATCH, RFC] hacks to allow -rt to run kernbench on POWER
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On Mon, 2007-10-29 at 13:26 -0700, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
>
> > I see a lot of case where you add preempt_disable/enable around
> areas
> > that have the PTE lock held...
> >
> > So in -rt, spin_lock doesn't disable preempt ? I'm a bit worried...
> > there are some strong requirements that anything within that lock is
> not
> > preempted, so zap_pte_ranges() is the obvious ones but all of them
> would
> > need to be addressed.
>
> Right in one! One of the big changes in -rt is that spinlock critical
> sections (and RCU read-side critical sections, for that matter) are
> preemptible under CONFIG_PREEMPT_RT.
>
> And I agree that this patchset will have missed quite a few places
> where
> additional changes are required. Hence the word "including" above,
> rather
> than something like "specifically". ;-)

Ok, well, I'm pretty familiar with that MM code since I wrote a good
deal of the current version so I'll try to spend some time with your
patch have a look. It may have to wait for next week though, but feel
free to ping me if you don't hear back, in case it falls through the
hole in my brain :-)

Ben.


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