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Re: [PATCH RT 1/2 v2] x86: Do not disable preemption in int3 on 32bit

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(2012/01/26 22:33), Steven Rostedt wrote:
> On Thu, 2012-01-26 at 17:39 +0900, Masami Hiramatsu wrote:
>> (2012/01/25 23:32), Steven Rostedt wrote:
>>> Preemption must be disabled before enabling interrupts in do_trap
>>> on x86_64 because the stack in use for int3 and debug is a per CPU
>>> stack set by th IST. But in 32bit, the stack still belongs to the
>>> current task and there is no problem in scheduling out the task.
>>>
>>> Keep preemption enabled on X86_32 when enabling interrupts for
>>> do_trap().
>>>
>>> Signed-off-by: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>>
>> Hmm, I think you'd better change caller side, because the
>> function itself has "preempt" in its name. I think it can
>> easily mislead other people.
> 
> How about if we rename it to
> 
> conditional_preempt_sti/cli() ?
> 
> Then it can be both a conditional preempt as well as interrupts being
> disabled. The condition on preempt is "is 32 bits? don't preempt :
> preempt";

Better. If the functions are only for signaling, how
about using the "signal" in name? :)

conditional_sti/cli_for_signal()

Thanks,

-- 
Masami HIRAMATSU
Software Platform Research Dept. Linux Technology Center
Hitachi, Ltd., Yokohama Research Laboratory
E-mail: masami.hiramatsu.pt@xxxxxxxxxxx
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