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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] Futex non-page-pinning fix
William Lee Irwin III <> wrote:
>> Then it sounds relatively easy to localize the search structure (if you
>> care to do so),

On Tue, Aug 26, 2003 at 10:29:31AM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> The "group of all processes which could potentially (or really do) share a
> chunk of anon memory" thing sounds tricky.

Not really; it's just a random data structure with very low odds of
proliferating. Hugh did it once (for anobjrmap) and I rearranged and/or
rewrote it to suit my preferences (I think I RCU'd the lock in it or
some ridiculous nonsense on that order).

William Lee Irwin III <> wrote:
>> apart from a policy decision about what on earth to do
>> about waiters on truncated futexes.

On Tue, Aug 26, 2003 at 10:29:31AM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> erk, screwed.

Well, the decision is essentially arbitrary, it just has to be made
(and by definition some decision is being made regardless of what the
implementation does or fails to do).

-- wli
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