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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/4] lib/percpu-refcount: introduce percpu_ref_resurge()
On Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 05:50:21AM -0700, Tejun Heo wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 06:19:44PM +0800, Ming Lei wrote:
> > Now percpu_ref_reinit() can only be done on one percpu refcounter when it
> > drops zero. And the limit shouldn't be so strict, and it is quite
> > straightforward that we can do it when the refcount doesn't drop zero
> > because it is at atomic mode.
> >
> > This patch introduces percpu_ref_resurge() in which the above limit is
> > relaxed, so we may avoid extra change[1] for NVMe timeout's requirement.
>
> For now,
>
> Nacked-by: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>
>
> Please see the original discussion thread.

Your comment in that thread supposes that synchronize_rcu() is used for
avoiding race with .release().

But this patchset doesn't use that approach at all for avoiding this
race.

Thanks,
Ming

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