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    SubjectRe: [PATCH RFC tip/core/rcu 23/23] vhost: add __rcu annotations
    On Thu, May 13, 2010 at 08:23:40AM -0700, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
    > On Thu, May 13, 2010 at 03:07:23PM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
    > > On Wed, 2010-05-12 at 16:00 -0700, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
    > > > Any thoughts? One approach would be to create a separate lockdep class
    > > > for vhost workqueue state, similar to the approach used in instrument
    > > > rcu_read_lock() and friends.
    > >
    > > workqueue_struct::lockdep_map, its held while executing worklets.
    > >
    > > lock_is_held(&vhost_workqueue->lockdep_map), should do as you want.
    > Thank you, Peter!!!
    > Thanx, Paul

    vhost in fact does flush_work rather than
    flush_workqueue, so while for now everything runs
    from vhost_workqueue in theory nothing would break
    if we use some other workqueue or even a combination

    I guess when/if this happens, we could start by converting
    to _raw and then devise a solution.

    By the way what would be really nice is if we had a way
    to trap when rcu protected pointer is freed without a flush
    while some reader is running. Current annotation does not
    allow this, does it?


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