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SubjectRe: [PATCH] RCU read sched
On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 11:06:46AM -0400, Mathieu Desnoyers wrote:
> (probably already in -tip)
>
> Add rcu_read_lock_sched() and rcu_read_unlock_sched() to rcupdate.h to match the
> recently added write-side call_rcu_sched() and rcu_barrier_sched(). They also
> match the no-so-recently-added synchronize_sched().
>
> It will help following matching use of the update/read lock primitives. Those
> new read lock will replace preempt_disable()/enable() used in pair with
> RCU-classic synchronization.

Looks like a very good addition to me!

Thanx, Paul

Reviewed-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>

> Signed-off-by: Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@polymtl.ca>
> Acked-by: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
> CC: Paul E McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> CC: akpm@linux-foundation.org
> ---
> include/linux/rcupdate.h | 20 ++++++++++++++++++++
> 1 file changed, 20 insertions(+)
>
> Index: linux-2.6-lttng/include/linux/rcupdate.h
> ===================================================================
> --- linux-2.6-lttng.orig/include/linux/rcupdate.h 2008-07-15 15:18:20.000000000 -0400
> +++ linux-2.6-lttng/include/linux/rcupdate.h 2008-07-15 15:18:46.000000000 -0400
> @@ -132,6 +132,26 @@ struct rcu_head {
> #define rcu_read_unlock_bh() __rcu_read_unlock_bh()
>
> /**
> + * rcu_read_lock_sched - mark the beginning of a RCU-classic critical section
> + *
> + * Should be used with either
> + * - synchronize_sched()
> + * or
> + * - call_rcu_sched() and rcu_barrier_sched()
> + * on the write-side to insure proper synchronization.
> + */
> +#define rcu_read_lock_sched() preempt_disable()
> +
> +/*
> + * rcu_read_unlock_sched - marks the end of a RCU-classic critical section
> + *
> + * See rcu_read_lock_sched for more information.
> + */
> +#define rcu_read_unlock_sched() preempt_enable()
> +
> +
> +
> +/**
> * rcu_dereference - fetch an RCU-protected pointer in an
> * RCU read-side critical section. This pointer may later
> * be safely dereferenced.
> --
> Mathieu Desnoyers
> OpenPGP key fingerprint: 8CD5 52C3 8E3C 4140 715F BA06 3F25 A8FE 3BAE 9A68


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