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SubjectRe: SLEEP_ON_BKLCHECK
On Thu, Apr 14, 2005 at 04:17:34PM +0900, tsuchiya yoshihiro wrote:
> Arjan van de Ven wrote:
>
> >On Thu, 2005-04-14 at 09:42 +0900, tsuchiya yoshihiro wrote:
> >
> >
> >>Hi,
> >>In Fedora Core3, interruptible_sleep_on() checks if the system is
> >>lock_kernel()'ed
> >>by SLEEP_ON_BKLCHECK. Same thing is done in RedHatEL4.
> >>Also I found a patch including SLEEP_ON_BKLCHECK was posted before,
> >>but is not included in 2.6.11.
> >>Why SLEEP_ON_BKLCHECK checks lock_kernel ?
> >>
> >>
> >
> >Because you really need to hold the BKL when you call sleep_on() family
> >of APIs, otherwise you have a very big race.
> >
> >Also note that you in your code really should not call any of the
> >sleep_on() family of functions at all! It is a very very deprecated and
> >defective API!!!!
> >
> >
> >
> Oh, I did not know that.
> What do you use instead? I found wait_event. Is that what you use?

yep

>
> Actually, I am porting my friend's code that runs on 2.4.X to 2.6.
> How is sleep_on in 2.4? You should not use sleep_on in 2.4 also?

correct, sleep_on in 2.4 is also broken and racey
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