Re: [PATCH] perf: fix ring_buffer perf_output_space() boundary calculation

From: Stephane Eranian
Date: Mon Mar 18 2013 - 09:03:27 EST

On Mon, Mar 18, 2013 at 1:59 PM, Peter Zijlstra <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Mon, 2013-03-18 at 13:48 +0100, Stephane Eranian wrote:
>> if (!rb->writable)
>> - return true;
>> + return false;
> writable means user writable (VM_WRITE); the difference is that a
> !VM_WRITE buffer will simply over-write its own tail whereas a VM_WRITE
> buffer will drop events.
> So returning true for !VM_WRITE makes sense, there's always space.
Ok, that was not so clear to me. I think this if() statment deserves a comment.
I will add that in V2.
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