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From: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
To: Waiman Long <longman@redhat.com>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org,
	Davidlohr Bueso <dave@stgolabs.net>,
	"Theodore Y. Ts'o" <tytso@mit.edu>,
	Oleg Nesterov <oleg@redhat.com>,
	Amir Goldstein <amir73il@gmail.com>, Jan Kara <jack@suse.cz>,
	Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 2/2] locking/percpu-rwsem: Annotate rwsem ownership transfer by setting RWSEM_OWNER_UNKNOWN
Date: Tue, 15 May 2018 20:05:49 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20180515180549.GP12217@hirez.programming.kicks-ass.net> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1baa1a1a-a4a7-d706-8c01-5ff6a8757f97@redhat.com>

On Tue, May 15, 2018 at 02:02:00PM -0400, Waiman Long wrote:
> On 05/15/2018 01:58 PM, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > On Tue, May 15, 2018 at 01:38:04PM -0400, Waiman Long wrote:
> >> +/*
> >> + * Owner value to indicate the rwsem's owner is not currently known.
> >> + */
> >> +#define RWSEM_OWNER_UNKNOWN	((struct task_struct *)-1)
> > It might be nice to comment that this works and relies on having that
> > ANON_OWNER bit set.
> 
> I am just trying not to expose internal working of rwsem, but I can
> document that one of the bits is the real deal without specifying which one.

Thing is, you don't want someone changing this without knowing about
that one magic bit. It doesn't hurt to be explicit here.

Also, do we want -1L instead of a -1 literal?

  parent reply	other threads:[~2018-05-15 18:06 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 21+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-05-15 17:38 [PATCH v3 0/2] locking/rwsem: Fix DEBUG_RWSEM warning from thaw_super() Waiman Long
2018-05-15 17:38 ` [PATCH v3 1/2] locking/rwsem: Add a new RWSEM_ANONYMOUSLY_OWNED flag Waiman Long
2018-05-15 17:46   ` Peter Zijlstra
2018-05-15 17:48     ` Waiman Long
2018-05-15 17:48   ` Peter Zijlstra
2018-05-15 17:52     ` Waiman Long
2018-05-15 17:55       ` Peter Zijlstra
2018-05-15 17:56         ` Waiman Long
2018-05-15 18:02   ` Peter Zijlstra
2018-05-15 17:38 ` [PATCH v3 2/2] locking/percpu-rwsem: Annotate rwsem ownership transfer by setting RWSEM_OWNER_UNKNOWN Waiman Long
2018-05-15 17:58   ` Peter Zijlstra
2018-05-15 18:02     ` Waiman Long
2018-05-15 18:05       ` Amir Goldstein
2018-05-15 18:45         ` Waiman Long
2018-05-15 18:05       ` Peter Zijlstra [this message]
2018-05-15 18:35         ` Waiman Long
2018-05-15 18:02     ` Matthew Wilcox
2018-05-15 18:07       ` Peter Zijlstra
2018-05-15 18:45       ` Waiman Long
2018-05-15 21:21         ` Matthew Wilcox
2018-05-15 21:30           ` Waiman Long

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