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SubjectRe: [PATCH tip/core/rcu 4/5] sys_membarrier: Add expedited option
On Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 03:37:29PM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 05:56:59AM -0700, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> > On Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 12:14:26PM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > > On Tue, Jul 25, 2017 at 12:36:12PM -0700, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> > > > This horse is already out, so trying to shut the gate won't be effective.
> > >
> > > So I'm not convinced it is. The mprotect() hack isn't portable as we've
> > > established and on x86 where it does work, it doesn't (much) perturb
> > > tasks not related to our process because we keep a tight mm_cpumask().
> >
> > Wrong. People are using it today, portable or not. If we want them
> > to stop using it, we need to give them an alternative. Period.
>
> What's wrong? The mprotect() hack isn't portable, nor does it perturb
> other users much.
>
> I would much rather they use this than your
> synchronize_sched_expedited() thing. Its much better behaved. And
> they'll run into pain the moment they start using ARM,PPC,S390,etc..

What is wrong is that we currently don't provide them a reasonable
alternative.

Thanx, Paul

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