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SubjectRe: [PATCH tip/core/rcu 3/9] rcu: Control rcutorture startup from kernel boot parameters
On Tue, Nov 15, 2011 at 12:27:59PM -0800, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> From: Paul E. McKenney <paul.mckenney@linaro.org>
>
> Currently, if rcutorture is built into the kernel, it must be manually
> started or started from an init script. This is inconvenient for
> automated KVM testing, where it is good to be able to fully control
> rcutorture execution from the kernel parameters. This patch therefore
> adds a module parameter named "rcutorture_runnable" that defaults
> to zero ("don't start automatically"), but which can be set to one
> to cause rcutorture to start up immediately during boot.
>
> Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paul.mckenney@linaro.org>
> Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> ---
> kernel/rcutorture.c | 2 ++
> 1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/kernel/rcutorture.c b/kernel/rcutorture.c
> index 41802be..fd7a0e6 100644
> --- a/kernel/rcutorture.c
> +++ b/kernel/rcutorture.c
> @@ -164,6 +164,8 @@ static int stutter_pause_test;
> #define RCUTORTURE_RUNNABLE_INIT 0
> #endif
> int rcutorture_runnable = RCUTORTURE_RUNNABLE_INIT;
> +module_param(rcutorture_runnable, int, 0444);
> +MODULE_PARM_DESC(rcutorture_runnable, "Start rcutorture at boot");

Perhaps this should become a bool rather than an int, so that the kernel
would recognize various variations on the parameter value, such as "on"
or "true".

- Josh Triplett


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