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SubjectRe: [PATCH] sched: fix race in schedule
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On Fri, 2008-03-14 at 23:47 +0100, Dmitry Adamushko wrote:
> On 14/03/2008, Hiroshi Shimamoto <h-shimamoto@ct.jp.nec.com> wrote:
> >
> > [ ... ]
> >
> > >> But maybe there is something esle that would be exposed by the
> > >> 'rq->curr = rq->idle' manipulation... I can't provide examples right
> > >> now though (I need to think on it).
> > >
> > > I share your concerns, I don't really like it either. Just spewing out
> > > ideas here - bad ideas it seems :-/
> > >
> > > Ingo also suggested moving the balance calls right before
> > > deactivate_task(), but that gives a whole other set of head-aches.
> > >
> >
> >
> > Well, what will we do about this issue?
> > I see you're thinking to fix inconsistency in scheduler, right?
> > I agree about it.
> >
> > However, I don't think it's good to remain this issue long time in
> > the -stable kernel.
> >
> > Could you please let me know what I can do?
>
> IMHO, the safest solution for the time being (and esp. for -stable)
> would be to proceed with Hiroshi's patch. It looks safe and it does
> fix a real problem.

Agreed



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