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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] sched/mm: add finish_switch_mm function
On Wed, 13 Nov 2013 12:41:43 +0100
Peter Zijlstra <> wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 09:16:13AM +0100, Martin Schwidefsky wrote:
> > The switch_mm function is called with the task_lock and/or with
> > request queue lock. Add finish_switch_mm to allow an architecture
> > to execute some code after the mm has been switched but without
> > any locks held. One use case is the s390 architecture which will
> > use this to wait for the completion of TLB flush operations.
> This so reminds me of what finish_arch_post_lock_switch() was supposed
> to do. See commit: 01f23e1630d9 ("sched/arch: Introduce the
> finish_arch_post_lock_switch() scheduler callback").
> Now you hook into more places; but maybe you can Catalin can come up
> with something you both can use?

finish_task_switch() has the call to finish_arch_post_lock_switch(), but
idle_task_exit() and use_mm() do not have the call. If it is safe to add
finish_arch_post_lock_switch() there as well I could use it for s390.

blue skies,

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