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SubjectRe: [PATCH] sysfs: differentiate between locking links and non-links
On 02/10/2010 05:03 PM, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org> writes:
>
>> Hello,
>>
>> On 02/10/2010 11:08 AM, Américo Wang wrote:
>>> This bug report is new for me. Recently we received lots of sysfs lockdep
>>> warnings, I am working on a patch to fix all the bogus ones.
>>>
>>> However, this one is _not_ similar to the other cases, as you decribed.
>>> This patch could fix the problem, but not a good fix, IMO. We need more
>>> work in sysfs layer to fix this kind of things. I will take care of this.
>>
>> Can't we just give each s_active lock a separate class? Would that be
>> too costly?
>
> When I asked the question earlier I was told that that locking classes
> require static storage. Where would that static storage come from?

Maybe I'm glossly misunderstanding it but wouldn't embedding struct
lockdep_map into sysfs_node as in work_struct do the trick?

Thanks.

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tejun
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