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Date:	Wed, 16 Jul 2014 22:57:39 -0400
From:	Sasha Levin <>
To:	"Paul E. McKenney" <>,
Subject: Re: [PATCH RFC tip/core/rcu 1/2] rcu: Rationalize kthread spawning

On 07/14/2014 06:06 AM, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> From: "Paul E. McKenney" <>
> Currently, RCU spawns kthreads from several different early_initcall()
> functions.  Although this has served RCU well for quite some time,
> as more kthreads are added a more deterministic approach is required.
> This commit therefore causes all of RCU's early-boot kthreads to be
> spawned from a single early_initcall() function.
> Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <>

Hey Paul,

I've updated to today's -next and my VM started hanging on boot. Bisect
pointed out this patch.

I don't have any further info right now, but can provide whatever you'll
find useful.


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