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SubjectRe: Re: [PATCH 10/25] kprobes: fix wait_for_kprobe_optimizer()
(2013/01/29 4:49), Tejun Heo wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 25, 2012 at 12:51:37PM +0900, Masami Hiramatsu wrote:
>> (2012/12/22 10:57), Tejun Heo wrote:
>>> wait_for_kprobe_optimizer() seems largely broken. It uses
>>> optimizer_comp which is never re-initialized, so
>>> wait_for_kprobe_optimizer() will never wait for anything once
>>> kprobe_optimizer() finishes all pending jobs for the first time.
>> Thank you for fixing that!
>> I must misunderstand that the DECLARE_COMPLETION() macro.
>>> Also, aside from completion, delayed_work_pending() is %false once
>>> kprobe_optimizer() starts execution and wait_for_kprobe_optimizer()
>>> won't wait for it.
>>> Reimplement it so that it flushes optimizing_work until
>>> [un]optimizing_lists are empty. Note that this also makes
>>> optimizing_work execute immediately if someone's waiting for it, which
>>> is the nicer behavior.
>> I think your enhancement is reasonable and GOOD for me.
>> Thanks again!
>> Acked-by: Masami Hiramatsu <>
> Can I take it through workqueue branch w/ other patches?

Yes, of course. I think it is not a critical bug, so I can
wait for other patches.

Thank you,

IT Management Research Dept. Linux Technology Center
Hitachi, Ltd., Yokohama Research Laboratory

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