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Date:   Thu, 18 Oct 2018 18:27:50 -0700
From:   Joel Fernandes <>
To:     Steven Rostedt <>
Cc:     "Paul E. McKenney" <>,
        Nikolay Borisov <>,, Jonathan Corbet <>,
        Josh Triplett <>,
        Lai Jiangshan <>,,
        Mathieu Desnoyers <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH RFC] doc: rcu: remove obsolete (non-)requirement about
 disabling preemption

On Thu, Oct 18, 2018 at 09:12:45PM -0400, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> On Thu, 18 Oct 2018 17:19:32 -0700
> "Paul E. McKenney" <> wrote:
> > I figured that whoever calls preempt_enable_no_resched() is taking the
> > responsibility for permitting preemption in the near future, and if they
> > fail to do so, they will get called on it.  Hard to hide from the latency
> > tracer, after all.  ;-)
> Correct, and doing a search of preempt_enable_no_resched() I see
> there's one in the ftrace ring buffer code, that was added a long time
> ago (2008) to fix a recursion bug that no longer exists, and this now
> can leak a preemption point.
> I'll have to go fix that :-(

Cool! Glad you found this issue in the code while we are discussing it ;)


- Joel

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