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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCHC 0/3] sched/idle : find the idlest cpu with cpuidle info
On Fri, Apr 04, 2014 at 01:43:00PM +0200, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> > We need to ensure the cpuidle data structure is not going away (e.g.
> > cpuidle driver module removal) while another CPU looks at it though.
> > The timing would have to be awfully weird for this to happen but still.
>
> Well, I'm not sure if that is a real concern. Only a couple of drivers try
> to implement module unloading and I guess this isn't tested too much, so
> perhaps we should just make it impossible to unload a cpuidle driver?

The 'easy' solution is to mandate the use of rcu_read_lock() around the
dereference and make all cpuidle drivers put an rcu_barrier() in their
module unload path.


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