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SubjectRe: [PATCH][GIT PULL] tracing: Fix compile issue for trace_sched_wakeup.c
On Thu, 2010-10-21 at 07:01 -0400, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-10-21 at 09:22 +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > On Thu, 2010-10-21 at 11:58 +0900, Masami Hiramatsu wrote:
> >
> > > It seems there can be a bug in stop_machine() routine under
> > > heavy use. usually that is called just once at a time, but jump
> > > label and optprobe might call it heavily (thousands times?).
> > > So some racy situation can be happen easily.
> >
> > There are people doing hotplug stress testing, that too results in heavy
> > stop_machine usage.
> But with hotplug, isn't there a bit more time between stop machine
> calls? That is, you need to do a bit of work to bring down or up a CPU,
> and that will slow down the number of stop machine calls together.
> Here, we do a simple change and call stop machine() several times.
> Although, I agree, I do not think the bug is in stop machine itself, but
> perhaps the way we are using it might have some niche anomaly that we
> are hitting.

Possibly, but wouldn't it make sense to batch up the work and simply
call stop_machine only once? I mean, if you already know you're going to
do this...

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