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SubjectRe: [PATCH 8/9] jrcu: fix broken rcu_barrier
On Mon, Mar 14, 2011 at 06:09:28PM -0400, Joe Korty wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 14, 2011 at 04:47:18AM -0400, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> > On Sun, Mar 13, 2011 at 11:50:44PM -0400, Joe Korty wrote:
> > > +void rcu_barrier(void)
> > > +{
> > > + synchronize_sched();
> > > + synchronize_sched();
> > > +}
> >
> > This is still broken. You need to wait until all pre-existing RCU
> > callbacks on all CPUs have been invoked. Although this does guarantee
> > that all callbacks on the current CPU have been invoked, if one of the
> > other CPUs is busy, it might not yet have processed the callbacks from
> > earlier grace periods. The usual way to take care of this is to post
> > a callback on each CPU, then wait for them all to be invoked.
>
> Hi Paul,
> JRCU (eventually) chains together all callbacks from all
> cpus into a single queue and then it expires that single
> queue. So the double synchronize_sched() should work as
> a rcu_barrier implementation.

Hello, Joe,

So the following grace period is not permitted to start until all of
the callbacks from the prior grace period have been invoked?

Or am I missing something subtle here?

Thanx, Paul


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