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authorDavid Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>2005-06-23 22:00:53 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@ppc970.osdl.org>2005-06-24 00:05:18 -0700
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[PATCH] Keys: Use RCU to manage session keyring pointer
The attached patch uses RCU to manage the session keyring pointer in struct signal_struct. This means that searching need not disable interrupts and get a the sighand spinlock to access this pointer. Furthermore, by judicious use of rcu_read_(un)lock(), this patch also avoids the need to take and put refcounts on the session keyring itself, thus saving on even more atomic ops. Signed-Off-By: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
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