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Subject[PATCH 08/13] rcu/nocb: Allow de-offloading rdp leader
The only thing that prevented an rdp leader from being de-offloaded was
the nocb_bypass_timer that used to lock the nocb_lock of the rdp leader.

If an rdp gets de-offloaded, it will subtely ignore rcu_nocb_lock()
calls and do its job in the timer unsafely. Worse yet: if it gets
re-offloaded in the middle of the timer, rcu_nocb_unlock() would try to
unlock, leaving it imbalanced.

Now that the nocb_bypass_timer doesn't use the nocb_lock anymore, we can
safely allow rdp leader to be de-offloaded.

Reported-by: Paul E. McKenney <>
Cc: Josh Triplett <>
Cc: Lai Jiangshan <>
Cc: Joel Fernandes <>
Cc: Neeraj Upadhyay <>
Cc: Boqun Feng <>
Signed-off-by: Frederic Weisbecker <>
kernel/rcu/tree_plugin.h | 4 ----
1 file changed, 4 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/rcu/tree_plugin.h b/kernel/rcu/tree_plugin.h
index c80b214a86bb..0fdf0223f08f 100644
--- a/kernel/rcu/tree_plugin.h
+++ b/kernel/rcu/tree_plugin.h
@@ -2500,10 +2500,6 @@ int rcu_nocb_cpu_deoffload(int cpu)
struct rcu_data *rdp = per_cpu_ptr(&rcu_data, cpu);
int ret = 0;

- if (rdp == rdp->nocb_gp_rdp) {
- pr_info("Can't deoffload an rdp GP leader (yet)\n");
- return -EINVAL;
- }
if (rcu_rdp_is_offloaded(rdp)) {
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