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Date:	Mon, 9 Nov 2009 10:01:43 +0100
From:	Ingo Molnar <mingo@...e.hu>
To:	Jiri Slaby <jirislaby@...il.com>
Cc:	Neil Horman <nhorman@...driver.com>,
	Stephen Rothwell <sfr@...b.auug.org.au>,
	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, akpm@...ux-foundation.org,
	marcin.slusarz@...il.com, tglx@...utronix.de, mingo@...hat.com,
	hpa@...or.com, Linus Torvalds <torvalds@...ux-foundation.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/3] extend get/setrlimit to support setting rlimits
 external to a process (v7)


* Jiri Slaby <jirislaby@...il.com> wrote:

> On 11/06/2009 10:26 AM, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> > Also, the locking there looks messy:
> > 
> > +       /* optimization: 'current' doesn't need locking, e.g. setrlimit */
> > +       if (tsk != current) {
> > +               /* protect tsk->signal and tsk->sighand from disappearing */
> > +               read_lock(&tasklist_lock);
> > +               if (!tsk->sighand) {
> > +                       retval = -ESRCH;
> > +                       goto out;
> > +               }
> >         }
> > 
> > Neil's splitup into a helper function looks _far_ cleaner.
> 
> Oops, I don't understand here. Looking at
> http://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/54863/
> and
> http://decibel.fi.muni.cz/cgi-bin/gitweb.cgi?p=linux.git;a=commitdiff;h=ba9ba971a9241250646091935d77d2f31b7c15af
> 
> They are almost identical. That 'if' above is added by:
> http://decibel.fi.muni.cz/cgi-bin/gitweb.cgi?p=linux.git;a=commitdiff;h=bab65b1e6c0fd797a1ecdb32911faa82947effd0
> 
> The latter commit is to avoid performance penalty introduced for 
> setrlimit syscall by the added lock (as it's unneeded for 'current'). 
> If you find that crappy, there is no problem to drop it, indeed.

Looks a bit ugly but i agree that it's a real speedup as before this 
change we never had to take the tasklist lock for current task rlimit 
setting. (which was the only method possible.)

So i guess renaming setrlimit to do_setrlimit and adding the syscall 
from Neil's patch should bring the two series into sync, right?

	Ingo
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