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Subject[PATCH rcu 03/13] rcu-tasks: Add trc_inspect_reader() checks for exiting critical section
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Currently, trc_inspect_reader() treats a task exiting its RCU Tasks
Trace read-side critical section the same as being within that critical
section. However, this can fail because that task might have already
checked its .need_qs field, which means that it might never decrement
the all-important trc_n_readers_need_end counter. Of course, for that
to happen, the task would need to never again execute an RCU Tasks Trace
read-side critical section, but this really could happen if the system's
last trampoline was removed. Note that exit from such a critical section
cannot be treated as a quiescent state due to the possibility of nested
critical sections. This means that if trc_inspect_reader() sees a
negative nesting value, it must set up to try again later.

This commit therefore ignores tasks that are exiting their RCU Tasks
Trace read-side critical sections so that they will be rechecked later.

[ paulmck: Apply feedback from Neeraj Upadhyay and Boqun Feng. ]

Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@kernel.org>
---
kernel/rcu/tasks.h | 18 +++++++++---------
1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/rcu/tasks.h b/kernel/rcu/tasks.h
index c9d8583ffe59..8387e70e6b00 100644
--- a/kernel/rcu/tasks.h
+++ b/kernel/rcu/tasks.h
@@ -923,7 +923,7 @@ static void trc_read_check_handler(void *t_in)
static bool trc_inspect_reader(struct task_struct *t, void *arg)
{
int cpu = task_cpu(t);
- bool in_qs = false;
+ int nesting;
bool ofl = cpu_is_offline(cpu);

if (task_curr(t)) {
@@ -943,18 +943,18 @@ static bool trc_inspect_reader(struct task_struct *t, void *arg)
n_heavy_reader_updates++;
if (ofl)
n_heavy_reader_ofl_updates++;
- in_qs = true;
+ nesting = 0;
} else {
// The task is not running, so C-language access is safe.
- in_qs = likely(!t->trc_reader_nesting);
+ nesting = t->trc_reader_nesting;
}

- // Mark as checked so that the grace-period kthread will
- // remove it from the holdout list.
- t->trc_reader_checked = true;
-
- if (in_qs)
- return true; // Already in quiescent state, done!!!
+ // If not exiting a read-side critical section, mark as checked
+ // so that the grace-period kthread will remove it from the
+ // holdout list.
+ t->trc_reader_checked = nesting >= 0;
+ if (nesting <= 0)
+ return !nesting; // If in QS, done, otherwise try again later.

// The task is in a read-side critical section, so set up its
// state so that it will awaken the grace-period kthread upon exit
--
2.31.1.189.g2e36527f23
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