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Subject[PATCH v1 0/5] seqlock: Introduce PREEMPT_RT support

Preemption must be disabled before entering a sequence counter write
side critical section. Failing to do so, the read side section can
preempt the write side section and spin for the entire scheduler tick.
If that reader belongs to a real-time scheduling class, it can spin
forever and the kernel will livelock.

Disabling preemption cannot be done for PREEMPT_RT. It can lead to
higher latencies and the write side sections will not be able to acquire
locks which become sleeping locks (e.g. spinlock_t).

To solve this dilemma, do not disable preemption for seqcount_LOCKTYPE_t
writers. Rather, detect if a seqcount_LOCKTYPE_t writer is in progress.
If that is the case, acquire then release the associated LOCKTYPE writer
serialization lock. This will allow any preempted writer to make progress
until the end of its writer serialization lock critical section.

Implement this technique for all of PREEMPT_RT sleeping locks.



Ahmed S. Darwish (5):
seqlock: seqcount_LOCKTYPE_t: Standardize naming convention
seqlock: Use unique prefix for seqcount_t property accessors
seqlock: seqcount_t: Implement all read APIs as statement expressions
seqlock: seqcount_LOCKTYPE_t: Introduce PREEMPT_RT support
seqlock: PREEMPT_RT: Do not starve seqlock_t writers

include/linux/seqlock.h | 277 ++++++++++++++++++++++++----------------
1 file changed, 167 insertions(+), 110 deletions(-)

base-commit: d012a7190fc1fd72ed48911e77ca97ba4521bccd

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