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SubjectRe: [PATCH, take4] FUTEX : new PRIVATE futexes
Eric Dumazet wrote:
> Hi all
> Updates on this take4 :
> - All remarks from Nick were addressed I hope

Yeah looks very nice. Thanks for doing that.

> - Current mm code have a problem with 64bit futexes, as spoted by Nick :
> get_futex_key() does a check against sizeof(u32) regardless of futex being 64bits or not.
> So it is possible a 64bit futex spans two pages of memory...
> I had to change get_futex_key() prototype to be able to do a correct test.

I wonder if it should be encfocing alignment to keep in on 1 page?

Acked-by: Nick Piggin <>

I'll be away for a couple of days, but I'll look at running some performance
tests when I get back.


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