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    SubjectRe: [PATCH -mm] PM: Prevent frozen user mode helpers from failing the freezing of tasks
    On 06/25, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
    > On Monday, 25 June 2007 12:43, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
    > > Second, call_usermodehelper's path should first increment the counter, and only
    > > then check usermodehelper_disabled,
    > It does this already.

    Ah, sorry, I looked at this patch without seeing the underlying code.

    BTW, isn't it better to rename new_helper/helper_finished to
    helper_lock/helper_unlock ?

    > If I understand that correctly, it should suffice to place smp_mb() after
    > usermodehelper_disabled = 1; in usermodehelper_pm_callback() and another
    > smp_mb() after atomic_inc(&running_helpers); in new_helper().
    > Is that correct?

    Afaics, yes.


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