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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 5/7] module: take rcu_read_lock_sched() for /proc read
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    On Thu, 2012-03-15 at 22:48 +0800, Cong Wang wrote:
    > In the seq file operations, it still hold module_mutex for just reading
    > the module list, switch to rcu_read_lock_sched() too.
    >

    Why is it needed ?

    1) insmod/rmmod/lsmod is hardly in fast path.

    2) after a mutex_lock(), a task is still preemptible
    after rcu_read_lock_sched(), preemption is disabled

    with NR_CPUS=4096, getting module refcounts is _very_ slow

    RCU doesnt fit every workload.





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