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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 5/6] implement per-cpu&per-domain state machine call_srcu()
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On Tue, 2012-03-06 at 23:17 +0800, Lai Jiangshan wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 6:58 PM, Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> wrote:
> > On Tue, 2012-03-06 at 17:57 +0800, Lai Jiangshan wrote:
> >> /*
> >> + * 'return left < right;' but handle the overflow issues.
> >> + * The same as 'return (long)(right - left) > 0;' but it cares more.
> >
> > About what? And why? We do the (long)(a - b) thing all over the kernel,
> > why would you care more?
>
> @left is constants of the callers(callbacks's snapshot), @right
> increases very slow.
> if (long)(right - left) is a big negative, we have to wait for a long
> time in this kinds of overflow.
> this kinds of overflow can not happen in this safe_less_than()

I'm afraid I'm being particularly dense, but what?!


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