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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH] locking/percpu-rwsem: use this_cpu_{inc|dec}() for read_count
On Thu, Sep 17, 2020 at 01:48:38PM +0100, Matthew Wilcox wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 17, 2020 at 02:01:33PM +0200, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
> > IIUC, file_end_write() was never IRQ safe (at least if !CONFIG_SMP), even
> > before 8129ed2964 ("change sb_writers to use percpu_rw_semaphore"), but this
> > doesn't matter...
> >
> > Perhaps we can change aio.c, io_uring.c and fs/overlayfs/file.c to avoid
> > file_end_write() in IRQ context, but I am not sure it's worth the trouble.
>
> If we change bio_endio to invoke the ->bi_end_io callbacks in softirq
> context instead of hardirq context, we can change the pagecache to take

SoftIRQ context has exactly the same problem vs __this_cpu*().

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