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SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86 spinlock: Fix memory corruption on completing completions
On 02/09/2015 05:32 PM, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 09, 2015 at 03:04:22PM +0530, Raghavendra K T wrote:
>> So we have 3 choices,
>> 1. xadd
>> 2. continue with current approach.
>> 3. a read before unlock and also after that.
>
> For the truly paranoid we have probe_kernel_address(), suppose the lock
> was in module space and the module just got unloaded under us.
>

Thanks.. Good idea, How costly is it?
atleast we could do probe_kernel_address() and check the value of
slowpath flag if people as us to address invalid read problem.



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