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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Allow lockless traversal of notifier lists
On Mon, Nov 28, 2005 at 05:27:09PM +0100, Andi Kleen wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 28, 2005 at 09:47:47PM +0530, Dipankar Sarma wrote:
> > On Mon, Nov 28, 2005 at 05:05:47PM +0100, Andi Kleen wrote:
> > > *
> > > * Returns zero on success, or %-ENOENT on failure.
> > > */
> > > @@ -175,6 +181,7 @@
> > >
> >
> > There should be an smp_read_barrier_depends() here for the first
> > dereferencing of the notifier block head, I think.
>
> Why? The one at the top of the block should be enough, shouldn' it?
>

Don't we insert at the front of the list ? Shouldn't the read-side
on alpha see the contents of the new notifier block before it sees
the pointer to the first notifier block in the list head ?

Thanks
Dipankar
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