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Date:   Fri, 20 Nov 2020 14:53:15 +0000
From:   James Morse <>
To:     Valentin Schneider <>
        Fenghua Yu <>,
        Reinette Chatre <>,
        Thomas Gleixner <>,
        Ingo Molnar <>, Borislav Petkov <>,
        "H. Peter Anvin" <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/2] x86/intel_rdt: Check monitor group vs control group
 membership earlier

Hi Valentin,

On 18/11/2020 18:00, Valentin Schneider wrote:
> A task can only be moved between monitor groups if both groups belong to
> the same control group. This is checked fairly late however: by that time
> we already have appended a task_work() callback.

(is that a problem? It's needed to do the kfree())

> Check the validity of the move before getting anywhere near task_work
> callbacks.

This saves the kzalloc()/task_work_add() if it wasn't going to be necessary.

Reviewed-by: James Morse <>



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