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SubjectRe: Question about usage of RCU in the input layer
Arjan van de Ven a écrit :
> On Fri, 20 Mar 2009 18:27:46 -0700
> "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:
>
>> On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 11:13:54AM -0700, Arjan van de Ven wrote:
>>> On Fri, 20 Mar 2009 07:31:04 -0700
>>> "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:
>>>>> that'd be throwing out the baby with the bathwater... I'm
>>>>> trying to use the other cpus to do some of the boot work (so
>>>>> that the total goes faster); not using the other cpus would be
>>>>> counter productive to that. (As is just sitting in
>>>>> synchronize_rcu() when the other cpu is working.. hence this
>>>>> discussion ;-)
>>>> OK, so you are definitely running multiple CPUs when the offending
>>>> synchronize_rcu() executes, then?
>>> absolutely.
>>> (and I'm using bootgraph.pl in scripts to track who's stalling etc)
>>>> If so, here are some follow-on questions:
>>>>
>>>> 1. How many synchronize_rcu() calls are you seeing on the
>>>> critical boot path
>>> I've seen only this (input) one to take a long time
>> Ouch!!! A -single- synchronize_rcu() taking a full second??? That
>> indicates breakage.
>>
>>>> and what value of HZ are you running?
>>> 1000
>> K, in absence of readers for RCU_CLASSIC, we should see a handful
>> of milliseconds for synchronize_rcu().
>
> I've attached an instrumented bootgraph of what is going on;
> the rcu delays are shown as red blocks inside the regular functions
> as they initialize......
>
> (svg can be viewed with inkscape, gimp, firefox and various other tools)
>
>

Interesting stuff...

I thought you mentioned i2c drivers being source of the udelays(),
but I cant see them in this svg, unless its async_probe_hard ?

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