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SubjectRe: [PATCH 8/8] rhashtable: don't hold lock on first table throughout insertion.
On Sun, May 06, 2018 at 08:00:49AM +1000, NeilBrown wrote:
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> The insert function must (and does) take the lock on the bucket before
> testing if there is a "next" table.
> If one inserter finds that it has locked the "last" table (because there
> is no next) and successfully inserts, then the other inserter cannot
> have locked that table yet, else it would have inserted. When it does,
> it will find what the first inserter inserted.

If you release the lock to the first table then it may be deleted
by the resize thread. Hence the other inserter may not have even
started from the same place.

Cheers,
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