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SubjectRe: [PATCH] sysfs: differentiate between locking links and non-links
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On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 10:19 AM, Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org> wrote:
> 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?
>

Not because it is expensive or not, it is because whether it hits the real
problem.

What I am doing is trying to add a "mutable" flag to sysfs files, those files
could be removed from kernel during some changes, e.g. cpu hotplug, I/O
scheduler switch. I add a new lockdep class for all of them, so that will be
safe for all cases like this.

If I understand this case correctly, it is not that different with the
rest cases
that I met, thus should be included into my fix.

Thanks.
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