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SubjectRe: [PATCH] net: fix race in the receive/select
On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 10:59:57AM -0600, Zan Lynx wrote:
> Andi Kleen wrote:
> >At least on x86 I can't see how it happens. mb() is only a compile
> >time barrier and the compiler doesn't optimize over indirect callbacks
> >like __pollwait() anyways.
>
> Just a note about this. That used to be true, that GCC didn't optimize
> indirect calls. However, see -findirect-inlining in GCC 4.4.

I am aware of that, but ...

>
> I am not saying that it applies here, but it is something to remember.

... it doesn't apply here because it works only for a few very simple
cases that don't apply for this code. Besides the kernel builds with -O2,
which only inlines functions called once or very small functions, which
also rules this out.

-Andi

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ak@linux.intel.com -- Speaking for myself only.


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