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Subject[tip: core/rcu] rcu-tasks: Add block comment laying out RCU Rude design
The following commit has been merged into the core/rcu branch of tip:

Commit-ID: 9fc98e3143de7b7e8d766aef41b46ec0bc0ae4ca
Gitweb: https://git.kernel.org/tip/9fc98e3143de7b7e8d766aef41b46ec0bc0ae4ca
Author: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@kernel.org>
AuthorDate: Thu, 04 Mar 2021 14:46:59 -08:00
Committer: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@kernel.org>
CommitterDate: Mon, 10 May 2021 16:04:24 -07:00

rcu-tasks: Add block comment laying out RCU Rude design

This commit adds a block comment that gives a high-level overview of
how RCU Rude grace periods progress. It also gives an overview of the
memory ordering.

Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@kernel.org>
---
kernel/rcu/tasks.h | 9 +++++++--
1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/rcu/tasks.h b/kernel/rcu/tasks.h
index 94d2c2c..d6aa352 100644
--- a/kernel/rcu/tasks.h
+++ b/kernel/rcu/tasks.h
@@ -645,8 +645,13 @@ void exit_tasks_rcu_finish(void) { exit_tasks_rcu_finish_trace(current); }
// passing an empty function to schedule_on_each_cpu(). This approach
// provides an asynchronous call_rcu_tasks_rude() API and batching
// of concurrent calls to the synchronous synchronize_rcu_rude() API.
-// This sends IPIs far and wide and induces otherwise unnecessary context
-// switches on all online CPUs, whether idle or not.
+// This invokes schedule_on_each_cpu() in order to send IPIs far and wide
+// and induces otherwise unnecessary context switches on all online CPUs,
+// whether idle or not.
+//
+// Callback handling is provided by the rcu_tasks_kthread() function.
+//
+// Ordering is provided by the scheduler's context-switch code.

// Empty function to allow workqueues to force a context switch.
static void rcu_tasks_be_rude(struct work_struct *work)
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