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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH 2/6] x86, nmi: create new NMI handler routines
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On Fri, 2011-08-19 at 16:37 -0400, Don Zickus wrote:
> +static struct nmiaction *__free_nmi(unsigned int type, const char *name)
> +{
> + struct nmi_desc *desc = nmi_to_desc(type);
> + struct nmiaction *n, **np = &(desc->head);
> + unsigned long flags;
> +
> + spin_lock_irqsave(&desc->lock, flags);
> +
...
> +
> + spin_unlock_irqrestore(&desc->lock, flags);
> + synchronize_rcu();
> + return *np;
> +}

> +void unregister_nmi_handler(unsigned int type, const char *name)
> +{
> + kfree(__free_nmi(type, name));
> +}

This code is weird.. why not have the kfree() in __free_nmi(), also why
use sync_rcu() and not use kfree_rcu()?

> +EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(unregister_nmi_handler);

*g*, so binary modules can register an NMI handler, but can't unregister
it..?


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