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SubjectRe: [PATCH 26/51] x86, oprofile, nmi: Fix CPU hotplug callback registration
On 02/11/2014 12:57 AM, Gautham R Shenoy wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 11, 2014 at 12:37:37AM +0530, Gautham R Shenoy wrote:
>> Hi,
>> On Thu, Feb 06, 2014 at 03:39:22AM +0530, Srivatsa S. Bhat wrote:
>>> Fix the oprofile code in x86 by using this latter form of callback
>>> registration. But retain the calls to get/put_online_cpus(), since they
>>> also protect the variables 'nmi_enabled' and 'ctr_running'.
>> get/put_online_cpus() protect us against cpu_hotplug_begin/end(). The
>> latter is always nested inside cpu_maps_update_begin/end(), which we
>> are already using here.
>> So what additional protection are we getting by retaining
>> get/put_online_cpus() ?
> Probably you mean to say that there are other places which access
> 'nmi_enabled' and 'ctr_running' with the cpu-hotplug protection
> provided only by get/put_online_cpus() and you are retaining the calls
> in this patch to be consistent with those other places.

Yep, exactly!

> If so, could
> you reword the changelog to reflect this instead of saying "they also
> protect the variables ..." ?

Ok, will do! Thanks a lot!

Srivatsa S. Bhat

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