[PATCH 1/8] cgroup: kill cgroup_subsys->__DEPRECATED_clear_css_refs

Michal Hocko mhocko at suse.cz
Wed Oct 31 20:14:16 UTC 2012

On Wed 31-10-12 13:11:02, Tejun Heo wrote:
> Hello,
> On Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 1:08 PM, Michal Hocko <mhocko at suse.cz> wrote:
> > local_irq_disable doesn't guarantee atomicity, because other CPUs will
> Maybe it should say atomicity on the local CPU.

That would be more clear but being more verbose doesn't hurt either :P

> > see the change in steps so this is a bit misleading. The real reason
> > AFAICS is that we do not want to hang in css_tryget from IRQ context
> > (does this really happen btw.?) which would interrupt cgroup_rmdir
> > between we add CSS_DEACT_BIAS and the group is marked CGRP_REMOVED.
> > Or am I still missing the point?
> Yeah, that's the correct one. We don't want tryget happening between
> DEACT_BIAS and REMOVED as it can hang forever there.

Michal Hocko

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