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SubjectRe: [RFC] New Improved Stronger Whiter Timers (was: Kernel Janitor)
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On Tue, 30 Jan 2001, Manfred Spraul wrote:
> This one is an UP and SMP race:
>
> spin_unlock_irq(&timerlist_lock);
> + if (timer->event)
> + {
> + if ((requeue = timer->event(data)))
> + {
> + timer->expires += requeue;
> + internal_add_timer(timer);
> + }
> + }
> + else
> + timer->function(data); /* bad old way */
> spin_lock_irq(&timerlist_lock);
>
> internal_add_timer assumes that the timerlist_lock is acquired.

Yes, oops, here is the fix.

--- ../2.4.1.clean/include/linux/timer.h Tue Jan 30 08:24:55 2001
+++ ./include/linux/timer.h Tue Jan 30 21:52:58 2001
@@ -22,6 +22,7 @@
unsigned long expires;
unsigned long data;
void (*function)(unsigned long);
+ unsigned long (*event)(unsigned long data);
};

extern void add_timer(struct timer_list * timer);
@@ -49,6 +50,9 @@
static inline void init_timer(struct timer_list * timer)
{
timer->list.next = timer->list.prev = NULL;
+ timer->function = NULL;
+ timer->event = NULL;
+ timer->data = 0;
}

static inline int timer_pending (const struct timer_list * timer)
--- ../2.4.1.clean/kernel/timer.c Sun Dec 10 18:53:19 2000
+++ ./kernel/timer.c Tue Jan 30 22:09:09 2001
@@ -301,19 +301,30 @@
curr = head->next;
if (curr != head) {
struct timer_list *timer;
- void (*fn)(unsigned long);
- unsigned long data;
+ unsigned long data, requeue;

timer = list_entry(curr, struct timer_list, list);
- fn = timer->function;
data= timer->data;

detach_timer(timer);
timer->list.next = timer->list.prev = NULL;
timer_enter(timer);
spin_unlock_irq(&timerlist_lock);
- fn(data);
- spin_lock_irq(&timerlist_lock);
+ if (timer->event)
+ {
+ requeue = timer->event(data);
+ spin_lock_irq(&timerlist_lock);
+ if (requeue)
+ {
+ timer->expires += requeue;
+ internal_add_timer(timer);
+ }
+ }
+ else
+ {
+ timer->function(data); /* bad old way */
+ spin_lock_irq(&timerlist_lock);
+ }
timer_exit();
goto repeat;
}
--
Daniel
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