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SubjectRe: [PATCH] rcutorture: add random preemption
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On Mon, 2010-06-21 at 10:05 -0700, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 21, 2010 at 06:50:11PM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > On Mon, 2010-06-21 at 09:43 -0700, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> > > > +#ifdef CONFIG_PREEMPT
> > > > + if (!preempt_count() && !(rcu_random(rrsp) % (nrealreaders * 20000)))
> > > > + preempt_schedule();
> > > > +#endif
> > >
> > > This one scared me for a bit -- then I realized that preempt_schedule()
> > > won't actually schedule if preemption is in any way disabled. So the
> > > above really is OK, because Classic RCU and RCU-bh disable preemption.
> > >
> > > So, should we have a comment to this effect, or is my hypersensitivity to
> > > RCU semantics unique to me?
> >
> > Well it seems to do a !preempt_count() test too, so I wouldn't worry too
> > much about it, still using preempt_schedule() doesn't seem right, why
> > not use cond_resched()?
>
> My guess is that Lai wants to force a call to rcu_sched_qs() even if
> !need_resched().

Ah, d'0h yeah, I'm not having the best of days.. monday or something :-)


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