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Date:	Thu, 30 Oct 2008 10:02:59 +0800
From:	Huang Ying <>
To:	Chris Snook <>
Cc:	Andrew Morton <>,
	"" <>
Subject: Re: [PATH -mm -v2] Fix a race condtion of oops_in_progress

Hi, Chris,

On Wed, 2008-10-29 at 08:51 -0600, Chris Snook wrote:
> Huang Ying wrote:
> > Fix a race condition accessing oops_in_progress.  Which may be changed on
> > multiple CPU simultaneously, but it is changed via non-atomic operation
> > ++/--.  This patch changes the definition of oops_in_process from int to
> > atomic_t, and accessing method to atomic operations.
> You also need barriers.  I believe rmb() before atomic_read() and wmb() after 
> atomic_set() should suffice.

I don't think that is necessary. I haven't found there is particular
consistent requirement about oops_in_progress.

Best Regards,
Huang Ying

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