Re: [PATCH] slub: fix slab_pad_check()

From: Christoph Lameter
Date: Thu Sep 03 2009 - 10:44:21 EST

On Thu, 3 Sep 2009, Eric Dumazet wrote:

> Christoph Lameter a ?crit :
> > On Thu, 3 Sep 2009, Eric Dumazet wrote:
> >
> >> on a SLAB_DESTROY_BY_RCU cache, there is no need to try to optimize this
> >> rcu_barrier() call, unless we want superfast reboot/halt sequences...
> >
> > I stilll think that the action to quiesce rcu is something that the caller
> > of kmem_cache_destroy must take care of.
> Do you mean :
> if (kmem_cache_shrink(s) == 0) {
> rcu_barrier();
> kmem_cache_destroy_no_rcu_barrier(s);
> } else {
> kmem_cache_destroy_with_rcu_barrier_because_SLAB_DESTROY_BY_RCU_cache(s);
> }
> What would be the point ?

The above is port of slub?

I mean that (in this case) the net subsystem would have to deal with RCU quietness
before disposing of the slab cache. There may be multiple ways of dealing
with RCU. The RCU barrier may be unnecessary for future uses. Typically
one would expect that all deferred handling of structures must be complete
for correctness before disposing of the whole cache.

> [PATCH] slub: fix slab_pad_check()

Acked-by: Christoph Lameter <cl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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