path: root/fs/signalfd.c
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authorPaul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>2017-01-18 02:53:44 -0800
committerPaul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>2017-04-18 11:42:36 -0700
commit5f0d5a3ae7cff0d7fa943c199c3a2e44f23e1fac (patch)
treeb7ba2116923723e193dfe7c633ec10056c6b1b53 /fs/signalfd.c
parent4495c08e84729385774601b5146d51d9e5849f81 (diff)
A group of Linux kernel hackers reported chasing a bug that resulted from their assumption that SLAB_DESTROY_BY_RCU provided an existence guarantee, that is, that no block from such a slab would be reallocated during an RCU read-side critical section. Of course, that is not the case. Instead, SLAB_DESTROY_BY_RCU only prevents freeing of an entire slab of blocks. However, there is a phrase for this, namely "type safety". This commit therefore renames SLAB_DESTROY_BY_RCU to SLAB_TYPESAFE_BY_RCU in order to avoid future instances of this sort of confusion. Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Cc: Christoph Lameter <cl@linux.com> Cc: Pekka Enberg <penberg@kernel.org> Cc: David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com> Cc: Joonsoo Kim <iamjoonsoo.kim@lge.com> Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Cc: <linux-mm@kvack.org> Acked-by: Johannes Weiner <hannes@cmpxchg.org> Acked-by: Vlastimil Babka <vbabka@suse.cz> [ paulmck: Add comments mentioning the old name, as requested by Eric Dumazet, in order to help people familiar with the old name find the new one. ] Acked-by: David Rientjes <rientjes@google.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'fs/signalfd.c')
1 files changed, 1 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/fs/signalfd.c b/fs/signalfd.c
index 270221fcef42..7e3d71109f51 100644
--- a/fs/signalfd.c
+++ b/fs/signalfd.c
@@ -38,7 +38,7 @@ void signalfd_cleanup(struct sighand_struct *sighand)
* The lockless check can race with remove_wait_queue() in progress,
* but in this case its caller should run under rcu_read_lock() and
- * sighand_cachep is SLAB_DESTROY_BY_RCU, we can safely return.
+ * sighand_cachep is SLAB_TYPESAFE_BY_RCU, we can safely return.
if (likely(!waitqueue_active(wqh)))