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SubjectRe: [PATCH 3/3] task_work: use TIF_TASKWORK if available
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On 10/2/20 9:38 AM, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
> On 10/02, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
>>
>> I think it's fundamentaly wrong that we have several places and several
>> flags which handle task_work_run() instead of having exactly one place
>> and one flag.
>
> Damn yes, agreed.

As mentioned in the other reply, this is actually a nice step towards
NOT having that be the case. Right now we have TWA_RESUME, which uses
TIF_NOTIFY_RESUME. Once all archs support TIF_NOTIFY_SIGNAL, then we can
totally drop TWA_NOTIFY resume, and use use TWA_SIGNAL as the default
for notify == true task_work users. And we can drop task_work noticing
and running in the signal handling as well, leaving us with only having
tracehook_notify_signal() running the task_work.

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Jens Axboe

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