[Lustre-devel] The good usage of lustre *_thread_info structure

Aurélien Degrémont aurelien.degremont at cea.fr
Fri Mar 25 15:27:50 PDT 2011


Doing some coding in Lustre, I'm wondering for a while was it the 
correct usage of thread_info structure like mdt_thread_info or 
They contain pre-allocated data or pointer to pass this between function 
call and layer without overloading the stack.
My concern is: if a function decide to use of them to store some of its 
data, how can it be sure that it was not used by an upper layer or a 
calling function?
How can I be sure it is safe to use them?

By example :

struct mdt_thread_info {
          * Object attributes.
         struct md_attr             mti_attr;

A function in MDT layer could decide it will use this structure 
(mti_attr) for its own need, then it will call several functions that 
could have the same need. How can those functions know that they can or 
cannot re-use this structure? Same issues for pointers.

Thanks for any help


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