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SubjectRe: [PATCH] lglock: add read-preference local-global rwlock
On Tue, Mar 5, 2013 at 7:54 AM, Lai Jiangshan <> wrote:
> On 03/03/13 01:06, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
>> On 03/02, Michel Lespinasse wrote:
>>> My version would be slower if it needs to take the
>>> slow path in a reentrant way, but I'm not sure it matters either :)
>> I'd say, this doesn't matter at all, simply because this can only happen
>> if we race with the active writer.
> It can also happen when interrupted. (still very rarely)
> arch_spin_trylock()
> ------->interrupted,
> __this_cpu_read() returns 0.
> arch_spin_trylock() fails
> slowpath, any nested will be slowpath too.
> ...
> ..._read_unlock()
> <-------interrupt
> __this_cpu_inc()
> ....

Yes (and I think this is actually the most likely way for it to happen).

We do need this to work correctly, but I don't expect we need it to be fast.
(could be wrong, this is only my intuition)

Michel "Walken" Lespinasse
A program is never fully debugged until the last user dies.

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