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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/5] arm64: add the time namespace support
On Thu, Feb 20, 2020 at 12:40:47PM +0000, Vincenzo Frascino wrote:
> Hi Andrei,
> On 04/02/2020 17:59, Andrei Vagin wrote:
> > Allocate the time namespace page among VVAR pages and add the logic
> > to handle faults on VVAR properly.
> >
> > If a task belongs to a time namespace then the VVAR page which contains
> > the system wide VDSO data is replaced with a namespace specific page
> > which has the same layout as the VVAR page. That page has vdso_data->seq
> > set to 1 to enforce the slow path and vdso_data->clock_mode set to
> > VCLOCK_TIMENS to enforce the time namespace handling path.
> >
> > The extra check in the case that vdso_data->seq is odd, e.g. a concurrent
> > update of the VDSO data is in progress, is not really affecting regular
> > tasks which are not part of a time namespace as the task is spin waiting
> > for the update to finish and vdso_data->seq to become even again.
> >
> > If a time namespace task hits that code path, it invokes the corresponding
> > time getter function which retrieves the real VVAR page, reads host time
> > and then adds the offset for the requested clock which is stored in the
> > special VVAR page.
> >
> Thank you for adding the arm64 support of time namespaces. Overall it looks fine
> to me even if I have few comments. I will test it in the coming days just to
> make sure I did not miss something major. I will keep you updated on the results.

Thank you for the review. All comments look reasonable and I will
address them and post a second version.


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