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SubjectRe: locking question: do_mmap(), do_munmap()

On Mon, 11 Oct 1999 12:07:08 -0700 (PDT),
(Kanoj Sarcar) said:

>> What about something like a rw-semaphore which protects the vma list:
>> vma-list modifiers [ie merge_segments(), insert_vm_struct() and
>> do_munmap()] grab it exclusive, swapper grabs it "shared, starve
>> exclusive".
>> All other vma-list readers are protected by mm->mmap_sem.

> I have tried to follow most of the logic and solutions proposed
> on this thread.

It will deadlock.


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