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SubjectRe: [PATCH for 2.5] preemptible kernel
On Wed, 21 Mar 2001, David S. Miller wrote:
> Basically, anything which uses smp_processor_id() would need to
> be holding some lock so as to not get pre-empted.

Not necessarily. Another solution for the smp_processor_id() case is
to ensure that the task can only be scheduled on the current CPU for the
duration that the value of smp_processor_id() is used. Or, if the
critical region is very short, to disable interrupts on the local CPU.

Nigel Gamble nigel@nrg.org
Mountain View, CA, USA. http://www.nrg.org/

MontaVista Software nigel@mvista.com

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