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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH 4/6] SRCU free VMAs
On Mon, Oct 20, 2014 at 04:41:45PM -0700, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 20, 2014 at 2:56 PM, Peter Zijlstra <> wrote:
> > Manage the VMAs with SRCU such that we can do a lockless VMA lookup.
> Can you explain why srcu, and not plain regular rcu?
> Especially as you then *note* some of the problems srcu can have.
> Making it regular rcu would also seem to make it possible to make the
> seqlock be just a seqcount, no?

Because we need to hold onto the RCU read side lock across the entire
fault, which can involve IO and all kinds of other blocking ops.

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