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SubjectRe: [PATCH 14/32] nohz/cpuset: Don't turn off the tick if rcu needs it
On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 01:13:42PM -0700, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 05:52:11PM +0200, Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
> > If RCU is waiting for the current CPU to complete a grace
> > period, don't turn off the tick. Unlike dynctik-idle, we
>
> s/dynctik/dyntick/ ;-)

Heh! :)

> > diff --git a/include/linux/rcupdate.h b/include/linux/rcupdate.h
> > index 99f9aa7..55a482a 100644
> > --- a/include/linux/rcupdate.h
> > +++ b/include/linux/rcupdate.h
> > @@ -133,6 +133,7 @@ static inline int rcu_preempt_depth(void)
> > extern void rcu_sched_qs(int cpu);
> > extern void rcu_bh_qs(int cpu);
> > extern void rcu_check_callbacks(int cpu, int user);
> > +extern int rcu_pending(int cpu);
> > struct notifier_block;
> >
> > #ifdef CONFIG_NO_HZ
> > diff --git a/kernel/rcutree.c b/kernel/rcutree.c
> > index ba06207..0009bfc 100644
> > --- a/kernel/rcutree.c
> > +++ b/kernel/rcutree.c
> > @@ -205,7 +205,6 @@ int rcu_cpu_stall_suppress __read_mostly;
> > module_param(rcu_cpu_stall_suppress, int, 0644);
> >
> > static void force_quiescent_state(struct rcu_state *rsp, int relaxed);
> > -static int rcu_pending(int cpu);
> >
> > /*
> > * Return the number of RCU-sched batches processed thus far for debug & stats.
> > @@ -1729,7 +1728,7 @@ static int __rcu_pending(struct rcu_state *rsp, struct rcu_data *rdp)
> > * by the current CPU, returning 1 if so. This function is part of the
> > * RCU implementation; it is -not- an exported member of the RCU API.
> > */
> > -static int rcu_pending(int cpu)
> > +int rcu_pending(int cpu)
> > {
> > return __rcu_pending(&rcu_sched_state, &per_cpu(rcu_sched_data, cpu)) ||
> > __rcu_pending(&rcu_bh_state, &per_cpu(rcu_bh_data, cpu)) ||
> > diff --git a/kernel/sched.c b/kernel/sched.c
> > index 0e1aa4e..353a66f 100644
> > --- a/kernel/sched.c
> > +++ b/kernel/sched.c
> > @@ -2439,6 +2439,7 @@ DEFINE_PER_CPU(int, task_nohz_mode);
> > bool cpuset_nohz_can_stop_tick(void)
> > {
> > struct rq *rq;
> > + int cpu;
> >
> > rq = this_rq();
> >
> > @@ -2446,6 +2447,19 @@ bool cpuset_nohz_can_stop_tick(void)
> > if (rq->nr_running > 1)
> > return false;
> >
> > + cpu = smp_processor_id();
> > +
> > + /*
> > + * FIXME: will probably be removed soon as it's
> > + * already checked from tick_nohz_stop_sched_tick()
> > + */
> > + if (rcu_needs_cpu(cpu))
> > + return false;
> > +
> > + /* Is there a grace period to complete ? */
> > + if (rcu_pending(cpu))
>
> This is from a quiescent state for both RCU and RCU-bh, right?
> Or can their be RCU or RCU-bh read-side critical sections held
> across here? (It would be mildly bad if so.)

Yeah this can happen. This is called from the timer interrupt
or from an IPI. We can be in any kind of rcu critical section.

>
> But force_quiescent_state() will catch cases where RCU needs
> quiescent states from CPUs, so is this check really needed?

Yeah we should receive IPIs from CPUs that need us. This can
be an optimization though. No need to run into a cycle of
on timers shutdown/restart if we can complete something
right away.


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