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SubjectRe: Large slowdown with 'x86: Avoid invoking RCU when CPU is idle'
On Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 08:42:43PM -0500, Josh Boyer wrote:
> > And patch #47 in that series has been obsoleted by another series
> > from Steven Rostedt:
> >
> > https://lkml.org/lkml/2012/2/7/231
>
> Ok.
>
> > Hopefully these fix both splats and slowness.
>
> So again, I'm slightly confused on how RCU patches flow. Eric
> originally reported the bug for which you created the patch I applied
> against 3.3. The giant patch series above seems queued for 3.4.
>
> I don't see stable CC'd on 45-47, nor any of Steven's patches. I doubt
> I'd want to go applying the 47-patch series on 3.3 at the moment, and
> given you have these marked for 3.4 I don't think you do either.
> However, is there some kind of fix for the original bug report against
> 3.3?

I was being sincere when I asked the above questions. Could you
describe how you handle RCU patches across releases and if there is a
fix for the 3.3-rcX issue Eric reported that is going into 3.3?

I know you're quite busy, but I'd like to understand your thinking so I
know what to expect going forward.

josh


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