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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH 0/5] Introduce checks for preemptable code for this_cpu_read/write()
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On Tue, 2011-09-20 at 10:03 -0500, Christoph Lameter wrote:
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> Well yes the misunderstanding of per cpu operations was one reason why I
> proposed the discussion on the subject of esoteric kernel synchronization.
> I do not think that it was accepted.

I don't think anybody here misunderstands it, we're just all very angry
that its causing so much problems.

__this_cpu doesn't have preempt debug checks, and there's a lot of
this_cpu usage that really should have been __this_cpu.

The very fact that a quick scan still reveals actual bugs should be a
warning sign that this crap doesn't have enough sanity checks.




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