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SubjectRe: [PATCH v18 49/80] c/r: support for UTS namespace
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> +static struct uts_namespace *do_restore_uts_ns(struct ckpt_ctx *ctx)
> ...
> +#ifdef CONFIG_UTS_NS
> + uts_ns = create_uts_ns();
> + if (!uts_ns) {
> + uts_ns = ERR_PTR(-ENOMEM);
> + goto out;
> + }
> + down_read(&uts_sem);
> + name = &uts_ns->name;
> + memcpy(name->sysname, h->sysname, sizeof(name->sysname));
> + memcpy(name->nodename, h->nodename, sizeof(name->nodename));
> + memcpy(name->release, h->release, sizeof(name->release));
> + memcpy(name->version, h->version, sizeof(name->version));
> + memcpy(name->machine, h->machine, sizeof(name->machine));
> + memcpy(name->domainname, h->domainname, sizeof(name->domainname));
> + up_read(&uts_sem);

Could you please explain what for is this down_read() / up_read() ?
You operate only on local objects: 'name' points to just-created
uts_ns, 'h' is also local data.


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