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Date:	Sat, 29 Dec 2012 17:43:04 +0100
From:	Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@...il.com>
To:	LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Cc:	Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@...il.com>,
	Alessio Igor Bogani <abogani@...nel.org>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
	Chris Metcalf <cmetcalf@...era.com>,
	Christoph Lameter <cl@...ux.com>,
	Geoff Levand <geoff@...radead.org>,
	Gilad Ben Yossef <gilad@...yossef.com>,
	Hakan Akkan <hakanakkan@...il.com>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@...nel.org>,
	"Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>,
	Paul Gortmaker <paul.gortmaker@...driver.com>,
	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>,
	Steven Rostedt <rostedt@...dmis.org>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>
Subject: [PATCH 25/27] rcu: Don't keep the tick for RCU while in userspace

If we are interrupting userspace, we don't need to keep
the tick for RCU: quiescent states don't need to be reported
because we soon run in userspace and local callbacks are handled
by the nocb threads.

CHECKME: Do the nocb threads actually handle the global
grace period completion for local callbacks?

Signed-off-by: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@...il.com>
Cc: Alessio Igor Bogani <abogani@...nel.org>
Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>
Cc: Chris Metcalf <cmetcalf@...era.com>
Cc: Christoph Lameter <cl@...ux.com>
Cc: Geoff Levand <geoff@...radead.org>
Cc: Gilad Ben Yossef <gilad@...yossef.com>
Cc: Hakan Akkan <hakanakkan@...il.com>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@...nel.org>
Cc: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
Cc: Paul Gortmaker <paul.gortmaker@...driver.com>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>
Cc: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@...dmis.org>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>
---
 kernel/time/tick-sched.c |    6 +++---
 1 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/time/tick-sched.c b/kernel/time/tick-sched.c
index 0e1ebff..76d1b08 100644
--- a/kernel/time/tick-sched.c
+++ b/kernel/time/tick-sched.c
@@ -22,6 +22,7 @@
 #include <linux/module.h>
 #include <linux/irq_work.h>
 #include <linux/posix-timers.h>
+#include <linux/context_tracking.h>
 
 #include <asm/irq_regs.h>
 
@@ -604,10 +605,9 @@ static bool can_stop_full_tick(int cpu)
 
 	/*
 	 * Keep the tick if we are asked to report a quiescent state.
-	 * This must be further optimized (avoid checks for local callbacks,
-	 * ignore RCU in userspace, etc...
+	 * This must be further optimized (avoid checks for local callbacks)
 	 */
-	if (rcu_pending(cpu)) {
+	if (!context_tracking_in_user() && rcu_pending(cpu)) {
 		trace_printk("Can't stop: RCU pending\n");
 		return false;
 	}
-- 
1.7.5.4

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