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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] timerfd/eventfd context lock doesn't protect against poll_wait
    On Thu, 17 May 2007 23:20:05 -0700 (PDT) Davide Libenzi <> wrote:

    > On Fri, 18 May 2007, Davi Arnaut wrote:
    > > Hi,
    > >
    > > poll_wait() callback may modify the waitqueue without holding the
    > > context private lock.
    > Thx Davi, patch is correct. Nice catch. But at this point instead of
    > ending up getting two locks, we may look into using Andrew suggestion of
    > reusing the waitqueue lock. Is it universally considered a "legal"
    > operation?

    I think it's a reasonable thing to do in core kernel code. It'd be more
    worrisome if it was done way down in some rarely-visited device driver.

    btw, the code at present doesn't explicitly take care of WQ_FLAG_EXCLUSIVE.
    I guess as you want wake-all behaviour that's OK, but it might be worth a
    mention somewhrre.

    hm, fs/signalfd.c is "Copyright (C) 2003 Linus Torvalds". He was before
    his time, that lad.

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