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SubjectRe: [dm-devel] [PATCH 1/2] swait: export the symbols __prepare_to_swait and __finish_swait


On Thu, 23 Nov 2017, Christoph Hellwig wrote:

> Please run this past the swait authors. It is supposed to be a simple
> and self-contained API so I'd expect this patch to be seen critical.

I already sent it to Peter Zijlstra and didn't get a response yet.

> You might be better off to just use the normal complex waitqueues if
> you want to micro-optimize like this.

If we wanted to micro-optimize, we should use the simpler wait queue
variant.


If these functions are not supposed to be used by others, then
- why are they in in file swait.h?
- why does the implementation export swake_up_locked which assumes that
someone else will lock the spinlock before calling it?

> On Wed, Nov 22, 2017 at 09:35:36PM -0500, Mikulas Patocka wrote:
> > In order to reduce locking overhead, I use the spinlock in
> > swait_queue_head to protect not only the wait queue, but also the list of
> > events. Consequently, I need to use unlocked functions __prepare_to_swait
> > and __finish_swait. These functions are declared in the file
> > include/linux/swait.h, but they are not exported, and so they are not
> > useable from kernel modules.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Mikulas Patocka <mpatocka@redhat.com>
> >
> > ---
> > kernel/sched/swait.c | 2 ++
> > 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+)
> >
> > Index: linux-2.6/kernel/sched/swait.c
> > ===================================================================
> > --- linux-2.6.orig/kernel/sched/swait.c
> > +++ linux-2.6/kernel/sched/swait.c
> > @@ -73,6 +73,7 @@ void __prepare_to_swait(struct swait_que
> > if (list_empty(&wait->task_list))
> > list_add(&wait->task_list, &q->task_list);
> > }
> > +EXPORT_SYMBOL(__prepare_to_swait);
> >
> > void prepare_to_swait(struct swait_queue_head *q, struct swait_queue *wait, int state)
> > {
> > @@ -102,6 +103,7 @@ void __finish_swait(struct swait_queue_h
> > if (!list_empty(&wait->task_list))
> > list_del_init(&wait->task_list);
> > }
> > +EXPORT_SYMBOL(__finish_swait);
> >
> > void finish_swait(struct swait_queue_head *q, struct swait_queue *wait)
> > {
> >
> > --
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> > dm-devel@redhat.com
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> ---end quoted text---
>

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