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SubjectRe: [patch 1/1] schedule removal of FUTEX_FD
Rusty Russell a écrit :
> On Tue, 2006-10-31 at 15:09 -0800, akpm@osdl.org wrote:
>> From: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
>>
>> Apparently FUTEX_FD is unfixably racy and nothing uses it (or if it does, it
>> shouldn't).
>>
>> Add a warning printk, give any remaining users six months to migrate off it.
>
> This makes sense. FUTEX_FD was for the NGPT project which did userspace
> threading, and hence couldn't block. It was always kind of a hack
> (although unfixably racy isn't quite right, it depends on usage).
>
> However, the existence of FUTEX_FD is what made Ingo complain that we
> couldn't simply pin the futex page in memory, because now a process
> could pin one page per fd. Removing it would seem to indicate that we
> can return to a much simpler scheme of (1) pinning a page when someone
> does futex_wait, and (2) simply comparing futexes by physical address.
>
> Now, I realize with some dismay that simplicity is no longer a futex
> feature, but it might be worth considering?

Hum... I am not sure playing MM games is good... really...

This discussion reminds me I posted a patch some time ago that got no comments
from the community.

http://lkml.org/lkml/2006/8/9/26

Eric

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