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SubjectRe: [PATCH -mm] kprobes: kprobe-booster for ia64
Hi Shaohua,

Shaohua Li wrote:
> Hi,
> On Tue, 2008-03-11 at 02:25 +0800, Masami Hiramatsu wrote:
>> Shaohua Li wrote:
>>> On Sat, 2008-03-08 at 00:01 +0800, Masami Hiramatsu wrote:
>>> There is no lock to protect the flag. If one cpu invokes other_kp
>> and
>>> the other cpu is changing the flag, what's the result?
>> I think that other cpu never change the flag, because the caller of
>> this
>> function(__register_kprobe) locks kprobe_mutex in kernel/kprobes.c.
> I mean if one cpu is doing register_kprobe, which will change other_kp's
> flag. Another cpu is running into other_kp's break point, which will
> look at the flag, there is a window (between the second cpu looks at the
> flag and doing boost) the first cpu can change the flag in the window.
> It appears we will lose one probe, but not sure if this is over
> thinking.

Sure, it is possible to lose just one probe in that time, but in next time,
we do not lose it. So, I think it is not a problem.

Thanks,

--
Masami Hiramatsu

Software Engineer
Hitachi Computer Products (America) Inc.
Software Solutions Division

e-mail: mhiramat@redhat.com




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