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[PATCH 2/4] utrace_reap: do not play with ->reporting

utrace_reap(), like other reporting loops, sets/clears utrace->reporting,
but this is not needed.

We already set ->ops = NULL, this means utrace_barrier() will never look
at reporting. get_utrace_lock() can not succeed, it must return -ESRCH
and utrace_barrier() just returns in this case.

But more importantly, I think utrace_reap() never needs to synchronize
with utrace_barrier(). Once we drop utrace->lock, any other caller which
takes this lock must see both ->exit_state and utrace->reap. This means
utrace_control() or utrace_set_events() which sets/clears REAP must not

Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg redhat com>

 kernel/utrace.c |    9 ---------
 1 file changed, 9 deletions(-)

--- __UTRACE/kernel/utrace.c~2_NO_REPORTING	2009-09-06 15:06:27.000000000 +0200
+++ __UTRACE/kernel/utrace.c	2009-09-06 15:09:59.000000000 +0200
@@ -429,19 +429,10 @@ restart:
 		if (!(flags & UTRACE_EVENT(REAP)))
-		/*
-		 * This synchronizes with utrace_barrier().  Since we
-		 * need the utrace->lock here anyway (unlike the other
-		 * reporting loops), we don't need any memory barrier
-		 * as utrace_barrier() holds the lock.
-		 */
-		utrace->reporting = engine;
 		(*ops->report_reap)(engine, target);
-		utrace->reporting = NULL;

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