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SubjectRe: [PATCH for-3.3] mempool: clean up and document synchronization and memory barrier usage
Ooh, missed something.

On Wed, Dec 21, 2011 at 08:37:15AM -0800, Tejun Heo wrote:
> Yes, that's another way to put it. It's much easier to understand if
> you draw a graph with time on x axis and curr_nr on y and mark which
> curr_nr values are guaranteed to be visible to whom. If at any point
> of time, a freeing task sees curr_nr == min_nr, it's guaranteed that
> either it's staying that way or, if not, someone else will see the
> newly decremented value.

And there will be enough "someone elses" to restore curr_nr == min_nr.

Thanks.

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tejun


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