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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH 4/4] mm: Don't hold heap lock in alloc_heap_pages() longer than necessary

>>> On 28.08.17 at 22:40, <boris.ostrovsky@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> @@ -943,6 +944,8 @@ static struct page_info *alloc_heap_pages(
>      check_low_mem_virq();
> +    spin_unlock(&heap_lock);
> +
>      if ( d != NULL )
>          d->last_alloc_node = node;

I'm not sure about the placement - as long as there's only a single
heap lock it certainly also protects the last_alloc_node updates
visible in context here. The consumer of this field also holds the
heap lock afaict, so at least for the moment it would feel more
safe if you moved the unlock past that update. With that feel
free to add
Reviewed-by: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@xxxxxxxx>


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