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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] [CPU-HOTPLUG] convert cpucontrol to be a rwsem
    On Mon, 2004-11-01 at 13:04 -0500, Lee Revell wrote:
    > On Mon, 2004-11-01 at 07:00 -0700, Zwane Mwaikambo wrote:
    > > Agreed it makes a lot more sense, i think there could be some places where
    > > we use preempt_disable to protect against cpu offline which could
    > > converted, but that can come later.
    > >
    > You know I picked up Robert Love's book the other day and was surprised
    > to read we are not supposed to be using preempt_disable, there is a
    > per_cpu interface for exactly this kind of thing. Which is currently
    > recommended?

    get_cpu() both ensures that this CPU won't go down, and ensures we won't
    get scheduled off it. It returns the current processor ID, as well.
    put_cpu() puts the CPU back.

    In my experience it's usually clearer than preempt_disable().

    A bad analogy is like a leaky screwdriver -- Richard Braakman

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