RE: Inconsistency in changing the state of task ??

Perez-Gonzalez, Inaky (
Thu, 6 Mar 2003 20:22:30 -0800

> > Thanks Robert for the reply.
> > But I notice that __set_current_state() is same as current->state. So, I
> > didn't understand the safety factor on using __set_current_state( ).
> There is no safety with __set_current_state(). It is just an
> abstraction.
> The safety comes from set_current_state(), which ensures memory
> ordering.
> This is an issue not just on SMP, but on a weakly ordered processor like
> Alpha.
> > Also why should I use __set_current_state() instead of
> set_current_state()
> > when the later is SMP safe.
> You only use __set_current_state() if you know you do not need to ensure
> memory ordering constraints.

Man, I forgot how many times I have already posted the patch to fix this ...

Iñaky Pérez-González -- Not speaking for Intel -- all opinions are my own
(and my fault)

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