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SubjectRe: [PATCH v6 14/17] powerpc: Add support for setting SPRN_TIDR
On Mon, 2017-08-14 at 13:03 -0700, Sukadev Bhattiprolu wrote:
> As Ben pointed out, we are going to be have limit the number of TIDs (to
> be within the size limits), so we won't be able to use task_pid_nr()? But
> if we assign the TIDs in the RX_WIN_OPEN ioctl, then only the FTW processes
> will need the TIDR value.

But you'll have to assign it for all present and future threads of that
process which is somewhat hard to do without races.

> Can we then assign new, globally-unique TID values for now and have the ioctl
> fail with -EAGAIN if all TIDs are in use? We can extend to per-process TID
> values, later?

Why would you want to do that ?


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