On Wed, Aug 09, 2017 at 12:27:16AM +0530, Neeraj Upadhyay wrote:
> On 08/08/2017 11:32 PM, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> >On Tue, Aug 08, 2017 at 10:50:26PM +0530, Neeraj Upadhyay wrote:
> >>If rcu_kick_kthreads is set, and gp is in progress, check_cpu_stall()
> >>does checks to figure out whether jiffies is past rsp->jiffies_stall,
> >>doing ordered accesses to avoid any false positives for new grace
> >>period initialization after a sufficiently large idle period. This
> >>extra processing can be skipped if rcu_cpu_stall_suppress is set.
> >Just to make sure I understand, the concern is that someone might have
> >booted with rcupdate.rcu_cpu_stall_suppress=1 (thus suppressing the RCU
> >CPU stall debugging warnings implemented later in check_cpu_stall()),
> >but later decided to also boot with rcutree.rcu_kick_kthreads=1 (thus
> >enabling kicking kthreads which check for RCU's grace-period kthreads
> >not being properly awakened)?
> >My immediate reaction is that if there is not much point in specifying
> >both rcutree.rcu_kick_kthreads=1 and rcupdate.rcu_cpu_stall_suppress=1.
> >But is there some use case that I am missing?
> > Thanx, Paul
> For boot time configuration, agree, there isn't much point in enabling
> both options. In addition to boot time, rcu_cpu_stall_suppress can
> be temporarily enabled during some operations like sysrq; but this may
> not be a use case worth consideration.
OK, I will skip this one, for the time being at least. But thank you
for your review and patches!
> >>Fixes: 8c7c4829a81c ("rcu: Awaken grace-period kthread if too long since
> >>Signed-off-by: Neeraj Upadhyay <neer...@codeaurora.org>
> >> kernel/rcu/tree.c | 7 +++++--
> >> 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> >>diff --git a/kernel/rcu/tree.c b/kernel/rcu/tree.c
> >>index 51d4c3a..91b7552 100644
> >>--- a/kernel/rcu/tree.c
> >>+++ b/kernel/rcu/tree.c
> >>@@ -1562,10 +1562,13 @@ static void check_cpu_stall(struct rcu_state *rsp,
> >>struct rcu_data *rdp)
> >> unsigned long js;
> >> struct rcu_node *rnp;
> >>- if ((rcu_cpu_stall_suppress && !rcu_kick_kthreads) ||
> >>- !rcu_gp_in_progress(rsp))
> >>+ if (!rcu_gp_in_progress(rsp))
> >> return;
> >> rcu_stall_kick_kthreads(rsp);
> >>+ if (rcu_cpu_stall_suppress)
> >>+ return;
> >> j = jiffies;
> >> /*
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