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SubjectRe: [PATCH tip/core/rcu 0/12] RCU Kconfig fixes for v4.2
On Tue, Apr 21, 2015 at 3:55 PM, Paul E. McKenney
<paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:
> Hello!
>
> This patch series reduces the number of questions that RCU asks Kconfig
> users. After this series is applied, removing the RCU-related definitions
> from .config and running "make oldconfig" results in only the following:
>
> RCU Implementation
>> 1. Tree-based hierarchical RCU (TREE_RCU) (NEW)
> choice[1]: 1
> Make expert-level adjustments to RCU configuration (RCU_EXPERT) [N/y/?] (NEW)
>
> Those expert users wishing to tune RCU answer Y to this question.
>
> The patches in this series are as follows:
>
> 1. Drive TASKS_RCU directly from Kconfig, for example, by having
> RCU_TORTURE_TESTS select it.
>
> 2. Remove CONFIG_TASKS_RCU=y from the three TASKS_RCU test
> scenarios, since this is set by virtue of having rcutorture
> configured.
>
> 3. Drive RCU_USER_QS directly from Kconfig, relying on the fact
> that NO_HZ_FULL selects it.
>
> 4. Convert CONFIG_RCU_FANOUT_EXACT to a boot parameter, where it
> is used by rcutorture.
>
> 5. Update rcutorture test scenarios to use the boot parameter
> created in #4 instead of the Kconfig parameter.
>
> 6. Create a boot parameter to do a diagnostic dump of the shape
> of the rcu_node combining tree, which is useful for verifying
> that intended changes to that tree actually happened.
>
> 7. Create an RCU_EXPERT Kconfig parameter and hide the
> RCU_FAST_NO_HZ, RCU_BOOST, CONTEXT_TRACKING_FORCE, and
> RCU_NOCB_CPU boolean parameters behind it.
>
> 8. Make rcutorture test scenarios force RCU_EXPERT, but have
> SRCU-P, TASKS03, and TREE09 retain !RCU_EXPERT in order to
> test the vanilla configuration.
>
> 9. Remove the dependency of RCU_FANOUT_LEAF on RCU_FANOUT.
>
> 10. Change RCU to allow it to tolerate an undefined RCU_FANOUT,
> and then hide RCU_FANOUT behind RCU_EXPERT.
>
> 11. Change RCU to allow it to tolerate an undefined RCU_FANOUT_LEAF,
> and then hide RCU_FANOUT_LEAF behind RCU_EXPERT.
>
> 12. Change RCU to allow it to tolerate an undefined RCU_KTHREAD_PRIO,
> and then hide RCU_KTHREAD_PRIO behind RCU_EXPERT.
>
> Thanx, Paul
>

With or without the minor changes:

Reviewed-by: Pranith Kumar <bobby.prani@gmail.com>

--
Pranith


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