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From: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck <at> linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Subject: [PATCH -tip/core/rcu 1/6] Cleanups and fixes for RCU in face of heavy CPU-hotplug stress
Newsgroups: gmane.linux.kernel
Date: Saturday 15th August 2009 16:51:53 UTC (over 7 years ago)
This patch set provides the following cleanups and fixes for RCU in
workloads that involve lots of CPU hotplugging.  Ingo, please reset
core/rcu to 240ebbf before applying these patches.

o	Split Hierarchical RCU initialization into boot-time and
	CPU-hotplug pieces, so that other CPUs never see the data
	structures in the act of being stitched together.

o	Introduce a cpu_notifier() that works as does the current
	hotcpu_notifier(), but also notifies during boot time even
	if !HOTPLUG_CPU.

o	Make RCU use the new cpu_notifier() to simplify hotplug code
	and reduce the number of notifiers in use.  (This also fixes
	the problem Ingo and Hugh found.)

o	Preemptable RCU had a bug due to its overly clever attempt
	to move counts from CPUs going offline.  This is "unsafe
	at any speed", so remove the cleverness.

o	Since offline CPUs now can have non-zero counts, they must
	now be included in the tracing.

o	Fix typo in preemptable RCU's rcu_irq_enter() comment
	submitted by Josh Triplett.

These pass tests combining rcutorture and continuous CPU-hotplug
operations, in other words, no sleeping between successive CPU-hotplug
operations.  This set does not fix the bug involving deadlocks through
rcutorture, kthread_stop(), and migration threads.  However, this bug
does not affect production systems, so should not stand in the way of
applying these patches.

							Thanx, Paul

 b/include/linux/cpu.h       |   18 +++++++++-----
 b/kernel/rcupdate.c         |   16 ++++++++++++-
 b/kernel/rcupreempt.c       |   25 +-------------------
 b/kernel/rcupreempt_trace.c |    6 ++--
 b/kernel/rcutree.c          |   54
++++++++++++++++++++++++++------------------
 kernel/rcupreempt.c         |   12 +--------
 kernel/rcutree.c            |   18 ++++----------
 7 files changed, 72 insertions(+), 77 deletions(-)
 
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