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SubjectRe: [PATCH RFC] stop_machine: make stop_machine safe and efficient to call early
On 09/30/2011 04:06 PM, Tejun Heo wrote:
> Hello, Jeremy.
>
> On Fri, Sep 30, 2011 at 09:28:15AM -0700, Jeremy Fitzhardinge wrote:
>> Make stop_machine() safe to call early in boot, before SMP has been
>> set up, by simply calling the callback function directly if there's
>> only one CPU online.
> ...
>> @@ -485,6 +485,9 @@ int __stop_machine(int (*fn)(void *), void *data, const struct cpumask *cpus)
>> .num_threads = num_online_cpus(),
>> .active_cpus = cpus };
>>
>> + if (smdata.num_threads == 1)
>> + return (*fn)(data);
>> +
> As others have pointed out, you'll need to call both local and hardirq
> disables. Also, I think the description and the code are a bit
> misleading. How aobut setting cpu_stop_initialized in cpu_stop_init()
> and testing it from __stop_machine() instead? I think it would be
> better to keep the behavior as uniform as possible once things are up
> and running.

Yes, I was wondering about that. Do you think the patch (with irq fixes
in place) would affect the behaviour of an SMP kernel running UP?

J

diff --git a/kernel/stop_machine.c b/kernel/stop_machine.c
index f5855fe3..70b3be4 100644
--- a/kernel/stop_machine.c
+++ b/kernel/stop_machine.c
@@ -41,6 +41,7 @@ struct cpu_stopper {
};

static DEFINE_PER_CPU(struct cpu_stopper, cpu_stopper);
+static bool stop_machine_initialized = false;

static void cpu_stop_init_done(struct cpu_stop_done *done, unsigned int nr_todo)
{
@@ -386,6 +387,8 @@ static int __init cpu_stop_init(void)
cpu_stop_cpu_callback(&cpu_stop_cpu_notifier, CPU_ONLINE, bcpu);
register_cpu_notifier(&cpu_stop_cpu_notifier);

+ stop_machine_initialized = true;
+
return 0;
}
early_initcall(cpu_stop_init);
@@ -485,7 +488,7 @@ int __stop_machine(int (*fn)(void *), void *data, const struct cpumask *cpus)
.num_threads = num_online_cpus(),
.active_cpus = cpus };

- if (smdata.num_threads == 1) {
+ if (!stop_machine_initialized) {
/*
* Handle the case where stop_machine() is called early in boot
* before SMP startup.



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