Re: [PATCH] spin_unlock*_no_resched()

From: Steven Rostedt
Date: Wed Jun 12 2013 - 09:07:29 EST

On Wed, 2013-06-12 at 14:15 +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:

> So I absolutely hate this API because people can (and invariably will)
> abuse it; much like they did/do preempt_enable_no_resched().

Me too.

> IIRC Thomas even maps preempt_enable_no_resched() to preempt_enable() in
> -rt to make sure we don't miss preemption points due to stupidity.
> He converted the 'few' sane sites to use schedule_preempt_disabled(). In
> that vein, does it make sense to introduce schedule_spin_locked()?

I was thinking the exact same thing when I read this patch. This is a
strict policy that we should enforce and not let individual developers
implement. Yes, a schedule_spin_unlock() would work nicely. The API will
enforce the two to be used together. Otherwise, I can envision seeing
things like:






And developers having no idea why the above is broken. Although, I would
say the above is broken for other reasons, but I was just using that to
show the craziness such an API would give to us.

-- Steve

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