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SubjectRe: [PATCH] v4 Teach RCU that idle task is not quiscent state at boot
On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 09:12:49AM -0800, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 05:26:45PM +0100, Nick Piggin wrote:
> > I wonder if you couldn't leave cpu_rq(cpu)->idle as NULL until right
> > up to the point where it actually becomes the "idle" thread? This
> > would make idle_cpu() more truthful for all other callers in early
> > boot code too. And rcupdate shouldn't need any changes (except the
> > num_online_cpus() == 1 shortcut probably remains as a nice opt).
>
> It looked to me that the idle task initialization was moved early
> to allow interrupt handlers to see a more normal environment, but I
> could easily be confused here.

I think we might be OK. I think interrupt handlers shouldn't care
so much about whether the cpu is idle or not (and seeing !idle
here would be more accurate anyway).



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