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Re: [PATCH] [SCHED] Fix unlock spinlock in error path

To: Thomas Graf <tgraf@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] [SCHED] Fix unlock spinlock in error path
From: "Catalin(ux aka Dino) BOIE" <util@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 16 May 2005 22:25:23 +0300 (EEST)
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On Mon, 16 May 2005, Thomas Graf wrote:

* Catalin(ux aka Dino) BOIE <Pine.LNX.4.62.0505161555080.13294@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 2005-05-16 16:01
In act_api.c::tcf_action_copy_stats, in error path (get_stats
returns < 0), the spinlock taken in gnet_stats_start_copy_compat
or gnet_stats_start_copy is not unlocked.

This is on purpose, get_stats() is nothing more than a placeholder at the moment for something that should really be called dump_stats() and have struct gnet_dump as one of its arguments. The unlocking must be done in the internal error handling and if we ever have an operation that could fail between _start() and _stop() for another reason we'll need a gnet_stats_abort() (skb_trim()'ing properly) to avoid double unlocking. But since there is no user of this API yet it doesn't make sense to bloat the code.

Thanks Thomas for the explication!
Sorry for the noise.

Catalin(ux aka Dino) BOIE
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