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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 4/4] sched_clock: Avoid deadlock during read from NMI
On 01/30, Daniel Thompson wrote:
> @@ -98,26 +98,50 @@ unsigned long long notrace sched_clock(void)
> }
>
> /*
> + * Updating the data required to read the clock.
> + *
> + * sched_clock will never observe mis-matched data even if called from
> + * an NMI. We do this by maintaining an odd/even copy of the data and
> + * steering sched_clock to one or the other using a sequence counter.
> + * In order to preserve the data cache profile of sched_clock as much
> + * as possible the system reverts back to the even copy when the update
> + * completes; the odd copy is used *only* during an update.
> + */
> +static void update_clock_read_data(struct clock_read_data *rd)

notrace?

> +{
> + /* update the backup (odd) copy with the new data */
> + cd.read_data[1] = *rd;
> +
> + /* steer readers towards the new data */

s/new data/odd copy/?

> + raw_write_seqcount_latch(&cd.seq);
> +
> + /* now its safe for us to update the normal (even) copy */
> + cd.read_data[0] = *rd;
> +
> + /* switch readers back to the even copy */
> + raw_write_seqcount_latch(&cd.seq);
> +}
> +
> +/*
>

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