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    Subject[PATCH tip/core/rcu 0/3] Cleanups/bugfixes for large systems and TREE_PREEMPT_RCU
    This set of patches does some cleanups and fixes a bug that prevents
    TREE_PREEMPT_RCU from running reliably on large systems (more than
    64 CPUs, or on 32-bit systems, more than 32 CPUs). The patches are
    as follows:

    1. Add WARN_ON_ONCE() consistency checks to catch bugs. These
    are all on slowpaths, so are appropriate for production use.

    2. Apply the results of a code walkthrough of rcutree_plugin.h.
    This includes a fix for a theoretical race that could result in
    excessively long RCU grace periods, or perhaps even hangs/OOMs.

    3. Fix a bug introduced in a bugfix commit #de078d875 that caused
    large systems to only partially initialize the fields in the
    rcu_node tree. TREE_RCU doesn't care about any of these fields,
    which explains why only TREE_PREEMPT_RCU was broken.

    With these fixes, large systems using TREE_PREEMPT_RCU pass moderate
    rcutorture runs (but with Josh Triplett's mods that force frequent
    preemption within RCU read-side critical sections). I am sure that
    there are more bugs, but these fixes get things much closer.

    b/kernel/rcutree.c | 13 +++++++++----
    b/kernel/rcutree_plugin.h | 21 ++++++++++++++-------
    kernel/rcutree.c | 38 +++++++++-----------------------------
    kernel/rcutree_plugin.h | 16 +++++++++-------
    4 files changed, 41 insertions(+), 47 deletions(-)

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