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From: "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
To: Pavel Machek <pavel@ucw.cz>
Cc: "Rafael J. Wysocki" <rjw@sisk.pl>,
	Oleg Nesterov <oleg@tv-sign.ru>,
	Anton Blanchard <anton@samba.org>, Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Aneesh Kumar <aneesh.kumar@gmail.com>,
	Srivatsa Vaddagiri <vatsa@in.ibm.com>,
	Gautham R Shenoy <ego@in.ibm.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] kthread_should_stop_check_freeze (was: Re: [PATCH -mm 3/7] Freezer: Remove PF_NOFREEZE from rcutorture thread)
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2007 17:58:05 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20070313005805.GB3666@linux.vnet.ibm.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20070312223906.GA9749@elf.ucw.cz>

On Mon, Mar 12, 2007 at 11:39:06PM +0100, Pavel Machek wrote:
> Hi!
> 
> > > > Looks good to me!  The other kthread_should_stop() calls in
> > > > rcutorture.c should also become
> > > > kthread_should_top_check_freeze().
> 
> > > Why is it useful?
> > 
> > Because we want to avoid repeating
> > 
> > while (!kthread_should_stop()) {
> > 	try_to_freeze();
> > 	...
> > }
> > 
> > in many places?
> 
> Do not do it, then. Confusion it causes is not worth saving one line
> of code. 
> 
> You do less typing, but the resulting code is _less_ readable, not
> more.
> 
> NAK.

Another problem is people doing "kthread_should_stop()" and forgetting
about freezing.  Then we continue ending up with situations where we are
intermittently unable to freeze.  In the spirit of "Rusty Scale" interface
design, how do we make it difficult for people to misuse this interface?

						Thanx, Paul

  parent reply	other threads:[~2007-03-17 19:29 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 46+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2007-02-26  7:00 [PATCH -mm 0/6] Freezer changes Rafael J. Wysocki
2007-02-26  7:02 ` [PATCH -mm 1/6] Freezer: Read PF_BORROWED_MM in a nonracy way Rafael J. Wysocki
2007-02-26  7:05 ` [PATCH -mm 2/6] Freezer: Fix memory ordering in refrigerator Rafael J. Wysocki
2007-02-26 11:32   ` Oleg Nesterov
2007-02-26  7:06 ` [PATCH -mm 3/6] Freezer: Close theoretical race between refrigerator and thaw_tasks Rafael J. Wysocki
2007-02-26  7:08 ` [PATCH -mm 4/6] Freezer: Remove PF_NOFREEZE from rcutorture thread Rafael J. Wysocki
2007-02-26  7:11 ` [PATCH -mm 5/6] Freezer: Remove PF_NOFREEZE from bluetooth threads Rafael J. Wysocki
2007-02-26  7:13 ` [PATCH -mm 6/6] Freezer: Add try_to_freeze calls to all kernel threads Rafael J. Wysocki
2007-03-01 15:05 ` [PATCH -mm 0/7] Freezer changes (take 2) Rafael J. Wysocki
2007-03-01 15:06   ` [PATCH -mm 1/7] Freezer: Read PF_BORROWED_MM in a nonracy way Rafael J. Wysocki
2007-03-01 15:08   ` [PATCH -mm 2/7] Freezer: Close theoretical race between refrigerator and thaw_tasks Rafael J. Wysocki
2007-03-01 16:39     ` Pavel Machek
2007-03-01 15:09   ` [PATCH -mm 3/7] Freezer: Remove PF_NOFREEZE from rcutorture thread Rafael J. Wysocki
2007-03-01 19:38     ` Anton Blanchard
2007-03-01 19:54       ` Rafael J. Wysocki
2007-03-02 21:35         ` Paul E. McKenney
2007-03-02 22:16           ` Anton Blanchard
2007-03-02 23:33           ` Oleg Nesterov
2007-03-03  0:58             ` Paul E. McKenney
2007-03-03 17:32               ` Oleg Nesterov
2007-03-04  4:34                 ` Srivatsa Vaddagiri
2007-03-11 17:49                 ` [PATCH] kthread_should_stop_check_freeze (was: Re: [PATCH -mm 3/7] Freezer: Remove PF_NOFREEZE from rcutorture thread) Rafael J. Wysocki
2007-03-12  4:38                   ` Paul E. McKenney
2007-03-12  8:14                     ` Pavel Machek
2007-03-12 11:19                       ` Rafael J. Wysocki
2007-03-12 12:23                         ` Oleg Nesterov
2007-03-12 13:24                           ` [PATCH] kthread_should_stop_check_freeze Cedric Le Goater
2007-03-12 18:25                             ` Rafael J. Wysocki
2007-03-12 22:39                         ` [PATCH] kthread_should_stop_check_freeze (was: Re: [PATCH -mm 3/7] Freezer: Remove PF_NOFREEZE from rcutorture thread) Pavel Machek
2007-03-12 22:45                           ` Anton Blanchard
2007-03-13  3:14                             ` Srivatsa Vaddagiri
2007-03-13  9:16                               ` Christoph Hellwig
2007-03-13  9:58                                 ` Srivatsa Vaddagiri
2007-03-13 10:20                                   ` Christoph Hellwig
2007-03-20 18:08                             ` Pavel Machek
2007-03-13  0:58                           ` Paul E. McKenney [this message]
2007-03-20 18:10                             ` Pavel Machek
2007-03-13  5:27                   ` Gautham R Shenoy
2007-03-13  5:42                     ` Srivatsa Vaddagiri
2007-03-03  1:03             ` [PATCH -mm 3/7] Freezer: Remove PF_NOFREEZE from rcutorture thread Rafael J. Wysocki
2007-03-02  6:57     ` Gautham R Shenoy
2007-03-02 21:46       ` Paul E. McKenney
2007-03-01 15:10   ` [PATCH -mm 4/7] Freezer: Remove PF_NOFREEZE from bluetooth threads Rafael J. Wysocki
2007-03-01 15:12   ` [PATCH -mm 5/7] Freezer: Add try_to_freeze calls to all kernel threads Rafael J. Wysocki
2007-03-01 15:15   ` [PATCH -mm 6/7] Freezer: Fix vfork problem Rafael J. Wysocki
2007-03-01 15:17   ` [PATCH -mm 7/7] Freezer: Take kernel_execve into consideration Rafael J. Wysocki

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