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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 3/4] sparc64: remove mm_cpumask clearing to fix kthread_use_mm race
Excerpts from David Miller's message of September 15, 2020 5:59 am:
> From: Nicholas Piggin <npiggin@gmail.com>
> Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2020 14:52:18 +1000
>
> ...
>> The basic fix for sparc64 is to remove its mm_cpumask clearing code. The
>> optimisation could be effectively restored by sending IPIs to mm_cpumask
>> members and having them remove themselves from mm_cpumask. This is more
>> tricky so I leave it as an exercise for someone with a sparc64 SMP.
>> powerpc has a (currently similarly broken) example.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Nicholas Piggin <npiggin@gmail.com>
>
> Sad to see this optimization go away, but what can I do:
>
> Acked-by: David S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
>

Thanks Dave, any objection if we merge this via the powerpc tree
to keep the commits together?

Thanks,
Nick

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