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SubjectRe: [RFC PATCH 2/6] Preempt-RCU: Reorganize RCU code into rcuclassic.c and rcupdate.c
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Hi,

Gautham R Shenoy <ego@in.ibm.com> writes:

> diff --git a/kernel/rcuclassic.c b/kernel/rcuclassic.c
> new file mode 100644
> index 0000000..11c16aa
> --- /dev/null
> +++ b/kernel/rcuclassic.c
> +/**
> + * call_rcu - Queue an RCU callback for invocation after a grace period.
> + * @head: structure to be used for queueing the RCU updates.
> + * @func: actual update function to be invoked after the grace period
> + *
> + * The update function will be invoked some time after a full grace
> + * period elapses, in other words after all currently executing RCU
> + * read-side critical sections have completed. RCU read-side critical
> + * sections are delimited by rcu_read_lock() and rcu_read_unlock(),
> + * and may be nested.
> + */
> +void call_rcu(struct rcu_head *head,
> + void (*func)(struct rcu_head *rcu))
> +{
> + unsigned long flags;
> + struct rcu_data *rdp;
> +
> + head->func = func;
> + head->next = NULL;
> + local_irq_save(flags);
> + rdp = &__get_cpu_var(rcu_data);
> + *rdp->nxttail = head;
> + rdp->nxttail = &head->next;
> + if (unlikely(++rdp->qlen > qhimark)) {
> + rdp->blimit = INT_MAX;
> + force_quiescent_state(rdp, &rcu_ctrlblk);
> + }
> + local_irq_restore(flags);
> +}
> +EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(call_rcu);
> +
> +/**
> + * call_rcu_bh - Queue an RCU for invocation after a quicker grace period.
> + * @head: structure to be used for queueing the RCU updates.
> + * @func: actual update function to be invoked after the grace period
> + *
> + * The update function will be invoked some time after a full grace
> + * period elapses, in other words after all currently executing RCU
> + * read-side critical sections have completed. call_rcu_bh() assumes
> + * that the read-side critical sections end on completion of a softirq
> + * handler. This means that read-side critical sections in process
> + * context must not be interrupted by softirqs. This interface is to be
> + * used when most of the read-side critical sections are in softirq context.
> + * RCU read-side critical sections are delimited by rcu_read_lock() and
> + * rcu_read_unlock(), * if in interrupt context or rcu_read_lock_bh()
> + * and rcu_read_unlock_bh(), if in process context. These may be nested.
> + */
> +void call_rcu_bh(struct rcu_head *head,
> + void (*func)(struct rcu_head *rcu))
> +{
> + unsigned long flags;
> + struct rcu_data *rdp;
> +
> + head->func = func;
> + head->next = NULL;
> + local_irq_save(flags);
> + rdp = &__get_cpu_var(rcu_bh_data);
> + *rdp->nxttail = head;
> + rdp->nxttail = &head->next;
> +
> + if (unlikely(++rdp->qlen > qhimark)) {
> + rdp->blimit = INT_MAX;
> + force_quiescent_state(rdp, &rcu_bh_ctrlblk);
> + }
> +
> + local_irq_restore(flags);
> +}
> +EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(call_rcu_bh);

Those two functions are identical beside the difference of `rcu_data'
<-> `rcu_bh_data' and `rcu_ctrlblk' <-> `rcu_bh_ctrlblk'.

Is there a way to collapse the code into one helper function or would
that effect performance too much?

Hannes


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