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From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
To: Michael Kerrisk-manpages <mtk.manpages@gmail.com>,
	Alexander Viro <aviro@redhat.com>
Cc: David Howells <dhowells@redhat.com>,
	Rasmus Villemoes <linux@rasmusvillemoes.dk>,
	Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@linuxfoundation.org>,
	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>,
	Nicolas Dichtel <nicolas.dichtel@6wind.com>,
	Ian Kent <raven@themaw.net>,
	Christian Brauner <christian@brauner.io>,
	keyrings@vger.kernel.org,
	"linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org" <linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org>,
	Linux API <linux-api@vger.kernel.org>,
	lkml <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: Regression: epoll edge-triggered (EPOLLET) for pipes/FIFOs
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2020 12:28:38 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CAHk-=wgfydyikU_KfHSLo1uMSs-vksDjYkdnyv1+89C32XwUOA@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAHk-=wig1HDZzkDEOxsxUjr7jMU_R5Z1s+v_JnFBv4HtBfP7QQ@mail.gmail.com>

On Mon, Oct 12, 2020 at 12:25 PM Linus Torvalds
<torvalds@linux-foundation.org> wrote:
>
> Now, the old pipe behavior was that it would wake up writers whether
> they needed it or not [..]

That "writers" should be "readers", of course.

Although yes, that commit changed it for both readers and writers: if
the pipe was readable from before, then a writer adding new data to it
doesn't make it "more readable". Similarly, if a pipe was writable
before, and a reader made even more room in it, the pipe didn't get
"more writable".

So that commit removes the pointless extra wakeup calls that don't
actually make any sense (and that gave incorrect edges to the some
EPOLL case that saw an edge that didn't actually exist).

              Linus

  reply	other threads:[~2020-10-12 19:29 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-10-12 18:39 Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)
2020-10-12 19:25 ` Linus Torvalds
2020-10-12 19:28   ` Linus Torvalds [this message]
2020-10-12 20:30   ` Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)
2020-10-12 20:52     ` Linus Torvalds
2020-10-12 21:43       ` Randy Dunlap
2020-10-12 21:51       ` Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)
2020-10-12 22:30     ` Linus Torvalds
2020-10-13  9:47       ` Michael Kerrisk (man-pages)

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