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Date:   Fri, 12 Apr 2019 10:04:10 -0400
From:   Waiman Long <>
To:     Ingo Molnar <>,
        Peter Zijlstra <>
Cc:     Ingo Molnar <>, Will Deacon <>,
        Thomas Gleixner <>,,,
        Davidlohr Bueso <>,
        Linus Torvalds <>,
        Tim Chen <>,
        huang ying <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH-tip v3 02/14] locking/rwsem: Make owner available even if

On 04/12/2019 03:09 AM, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> * Peter Zijlstra <> wrote:
>> On Fri, Apr 12, 2019 at 09:02:09AM +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
>>> * Waiman Long <> wrote:
>>>> On 04/11/2019 04:12 AM, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
>>>>> On Wed, Apr 10, 2019 at 02:42:19PM -0400, Waiman Long wrote:
>>>>>> The owner field in the rw_semaphore structure is used primarily for
>>>>>> optimistic spinning. However, identifying the rwsem owner can also be
>>>>>> helpful in debugging as well as tracing locking related issues when
>>>>>> analyzing crash dump. The owner field may also store state information
>>>>>> that can be important to the operation of the rwsem.
>>>>>> So the owner field is now made a permanent member of the rw_semaphore
>>>>>> structure irrespective of CONFIG_RWSEM_SPIN_ON_OWNER.
>>>>> sem->owner is still initialized under CONFIG_RWSEM_SPIN_ON_OWNER.
>>>> Oh, you are right. I missed that part. I will fix it in the next version.
>>> Could you please post the next series against tip:WIP.locking/core, which 
>>> is already being dogfood-ed in -tip and which I'm running on my desktop? 
>>> I'll backmerge any fixes as needed/requested.
>> Urgh, please no, that's going to be hell to review :/
> Ok - full patches then. I'll handle the fallout.
> Thanks,
> 	Ingo

I will post an updated patchset later today.

Sorry for the omission.


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