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SubjectRe: [PATCH v3 0/6] Static calls
On Fri, 11 Jan 2019 15:41:22 -0600
Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@redhat.com> wrote:

> > I don’t see RCU-sched solves the problem if you don’t disable preemption. On
> > a fully preemptable kernel, you can get preempted between the push and the
> > call (jmp) or before the push. RCU-sched can then finish, and the preempted
> > task may later jump to a wrong patched-dest.
>
> Argh, I misspoke about RCU-sched. Words are hard.
>
> I meant synchronize_rcu_tasks(), which is a completely different animal.
> My understanding is that it waits until all runnable tasks (including
> preempted tasks) have gotten a chance to run.

Not quite, but does the same thing. It waits for all tasks to either
schedule voluntarily (not preempted), or be / go into idle, or be /go
into userspace. In any case, it makes sure code is off of trampolines.
I use this before freeing trampolines used by ftrace.

-- Steve

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