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SubjectRe: [patch 2/4] lglock: introduce special lglock and brlock spin locks
On Fri, Jun 04, 2010 at 09:56:03AM +0200, Eric Dumazet wrote:
> Le vendredi 04 juin 2010 à 16:43 +1000, Nick Piggin a écrit :
> > pièce jointe document texte brut (kernel-introduce-brlock.patch)
> > This patch introduces "local-global" locks (lglocks). These can be used to:
> >
> > - Provide fast exclusive access to per-CPU data, with exclusive access to
> > another CPU's data allowed but possibly subject to contention, and to provide
> > very slow exclusive access to all per-CPU data.
> > - Or to provide very fast and scalable read serialisation, and to provide
> > very slow exclusive serialisation of data (not necessarily per-CPU data).
> >
> > Brlocks are also implemented as a short-hand notation for the latter use
> > case.
> >
> > Thanks to Paul for local/global naming convention.
> >
> > Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
> > Cc: linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org
> > Cc: Al Viro <viro@ZenIV.linux.org.uk>
> > Cc: "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> > Cc: Frank Mayhar <fmayhar@google.com>,
> > Cc: John Stultz <johnstul@us.ibm.com>
> > Cc: Andi Kleen <ak@linux.intel.com>
> > Signed-off-by: Nick Piggin <npiggin@suse.de>
> > ---
> > include/linux/lglock.h | 165 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > 1 file changed, 165 insertions(+)
> >
>
> IMHO some changes in Documentation/ would be needed

I wonder where, and what?


> > + void name##_global_lock(void) { \
> > + int i; \
> > + preempt_disable(); \
> > + rwlock_acquire(&name##_lock_dep_map, 0, 0, _RET_IP_); \
> > + for_each_online_cpu(i) { \
>
> for_each_possible_cpu()

Oh good spotting. brlock does not need this but lglock does if it
protects offline cpu data too. Maybe better to move file handles in
the event of hotplug.

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