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Date:   Fri, 1 Sep 2017 09:40:23 +0200
From:   Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <>
To:     Thomas Gleixner <>
Cc:     Mike Galbraith <>,
        LKML <>,
        linux-rt-users <>,
        Steven Rostedt <>,
        Peter Zijlstra <>
Subject: Re: [patch-rt] drivers/zram: fix zcomp_stream_get()
 smp_processor_id() use in preemptible code

On 2017-08-31 21:32:30 [+0200], Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> > zram_lock_table() is bit_spin_lock() on !RT and spin_lock(&table->lock);
> > on RT. So this is done.
> > !RT has this running in a kmap_atomic() section so they have no
> > preemption there.
> > zcomp_stream_get() returns a per-CPU object which is protected with a
> > spinlock and only accessed locked.
> So when we are inside a spinlocked section, why is this_cpu_ptr() not
> working? That does not make sense.

zram_decompress_page() invokes zcomp_stream_get() within a spin_lock
section (zram_lock_table()). This is fine.
zram_bvec_write() does not invoke zcomp_stream_get() within a spin_lock

> Thanks,
> 	tglx


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