Re: [RFC, PATCH, RESEND] fs: push rcu_barrier() from deactivate_locked_super() to filesystems

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On Fri, Jun 08, 2012 at 11:36:24PM +0100, Al Viro wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 08, 2012 at 03:31:20PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > On Fri, 8 Jun 2012 23:27:34 +0100
> > Al Viro <viro@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > 
> > > On Fri, Jun 08, 2012 at 03:25:50PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > > 
> > > > A neater implementation might be to add a kmem_cache* argument to
> > > > unregister_filesystem().  If that is non-NULL, unregister_filesystem()
> > > > does the rcu_barrier() and destroys the cache.  That way we get to
> > > > delete (rather than add) a bunch of code from all filesystems and new
> > > > and out-of-tree filesystems cannot forget to perform the rcu_barrier().
> > > 
> > > There's often enough more than one cache, so that one is no-go.
> > 
> > kmem_cache** ;)
> > 
> > Which filesystems have multiple inode caches?
> 
> inodes are not the only things that get caches of their own...
> 
> BTW, Kirill, would you mind not cross-posting to that many lists ever again?

Sorry for that. I haven't deal with patches that potentially affect so
many people before.

-- 
 Kirill A. Shutemov

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