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Date:	Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:55:49 -0700
From:	"Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
To:	Pranith Kumar <bobby.prani@...il.com>
Cc:	Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@...il.com>,
	LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@...nel.org>,
	Lai Jiangshan <laijs@...fujitsu.com>,
	Dipankar Sarma <dipankar@...ibm.com>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@...ux-foundation.org>,
	Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@...icios.com>,
	Josh Triplett <josh@...htriplett.org>, tglx@...utronix.de,
	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>,
	Steven Rostedt <rostedt@...dmis.org>,
	David Howells <dhowells@...hat.com>,
	Eric Dumazet <edumazet@...gle.com>, dvhart@...ux.intel.com,
	Oleg Nesterov <oleg@...hat.com>,
	Sasha Levin <sasha.levin@...cle.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH RFC tip/core/rcu] Fix attempt to avoid offloading
 callbacks unless requested

On Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 07:35:55PM -0400, Pranith Kumar wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 7:17 PM, Paul E. McKenney
> <paulmck@...ux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:
> > On Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 11:03:06PM +0200, Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
> >>
> >> Paul what do you think? If we keep that behaviour, Maybe you could blindly do
> >> rcu_nocb_mask |= tick_nohz_full and remove the CONFIG_NO_HZ_FULL_ALL dependency
> >> on RCU_NOCB_ALL?
> >
> > You mean something like the following updated patch?
> >
> >                                                         Thanx, Paul
> >
> > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> > rcu: Fix attempt to avoid unsolicited offloading of callbacks
> >
> > Commit b58cc46c5f6b (rcu: Don't offload callbacks unless specifically
> > requested) failed to adjust the callback lists of the CPUs that are
> > known to be no-CBs CPUs only because they are also nohz_full= CPUs.
> > This failure can result in callbacks that are posted during early boot
> > getting stranded on nxtlist for CPUs whose no-CBs property becomes
> > apparent late, and there can also be spurious warnings about offline
> > CPUs posting callbacks.
> >
> > This commit fixes these problems by adding an early-boot rcu_init_nohz()
> > that properly initializes the no-CBs CPUs.
> >
> > Note that kernels built with CONFIG_RCU_NOCB_CPU_ALL=y or with
> > CONFIG_RCU_NOCB_CPU=n do not exhibit this bug.  Neither do kernels
> > booted without the nohz_full= boot parameter.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
> > Reviewed-by: Pranith Kumar <bobby.prani@...il.com>
> >
> > diff --git a/include/linux/rcupdate.h b/include/linux/rcupdate.h
> > index d231aa17b1d7..cc7bed1c90dc 100644
> > --- a/include/linux/rcupdate.h
> > +++ b/include/linux/rcupdate.h
> > @@ -269,6 +269,14 @@ static inline void rcu_user_hooks_switch(struct task_struct *prev,
> >                                          struct task_struct *next) { }
> >  #endif /* CONFIG_RCU_USER_QS */
> >
> > +#ifdef CONFIG_RCU_NOCB_CPU
> > +void rcu_init_nohz(void);
> > +#else /* #ifdef CONFIG_RCU_NOCB_CPU */
> > +static inline void rcu_init_nohz(void)
> > +{
> > +}
> > +#endif /* #else #ifdef CONFIG_RCU_NOCB_CPU */
> > +
> >  /**
> >   * RCU_NONIDLE - Indicate idle-loop code that needs RCU readers
> >   * @a: Code that RCU needs to pay attention to.
> > diff --git a/init/Kconfig b/init/Kconfig
> > index 41066e49e880..6944acd00dff 100644
> > --- a/init/Kconfig
> > +++ b/init/Kconfig
> > @@ -737,7 +737,7 @@ choice
> >
> >  config RCU_NOCB_CPU_NONE
> >         bool "No build_forced no-CBs CPUs"
> > -       depends on RCU_NOCB_CPU && !NO_HZ_FULL_ALL
> > +       depends on RCU_NOCB_CPU
> >         help
> >           This option does not force any of the CPUs to be no-CBs CPUs.
> >           Only CPUs designated by the rcu_nocbs= boot parameter will be
> > @@ -751,7 +751,7 @@ config RCU_NOCB_CPU_NONE
> >
> >  config RCU_NOCB_CPU_ZERO
> >         bool "CPU 0 is a build_forced no-CBs CPU"
> > -       depends on RCU_NOCB_CPU && !NO_HZ_FULL_ALL
> > +       depends on RCU_NOCB_CPU
> >         help
> >           This option forces CPU 0 to be a no-CBs CPU, so that its RCU
> >           callbacks are invoked by a per-CPU kthread whose name begins
> > diff --git a/init/main.c b/init/main.c
> > index e8ae1fef0908..5d8c83ae6c55 100644
> > --- a/init/main.c
> > +++ b/init/main.c
> > @@ -577,6 +577,7 @@ asmlinkage __visible void __init start_kernel(void)
> >         idr_init_cache();
> >         rcu_init();
> >         tick_nohz_init();
> > +       rcu_init_nohz();
> >         context_tracking_init();
> >         radix_tree_init();
> >         /* init some links before init_ISA_irqs() */
> > diff --git a/kernel/rcu/tree_plugin.h b/kernel/rcu/tree_plugin.h
> > index 00dc411e9676..91208497e407 100644
> > --- a/kernel/rcu/tree_plugin.h
> > +++ b/kernel/rcu/tree_plugin.h
> > @@ -85,33 +85,6 @@ static void __init rcu_bootup_announce_oddness(void)
> >                 pr_info("\tBoot-time adjustment of leaf fanout to %d.\n", rcu_fanout_leaf);
> >         if (nr_cpu_ids != NR_CPUS)
> >                 pr_info("\tRCU restricting CPUs from NR_CPUS=%d to nr_cpu_ids=%d.\n", NR_CPUS, nr_cpu_ids);
> > -#ifdef CONFIG_RCU_NOCB_CPU
> > -#ifndef CONFIG_RCU_NOCB_CPU_NONE
> > -       if (!have_rcu_nocb_mask) {
> > -               zalloc_cpumask_var(&rcu_nocb_mask, GFP_KERNEL);
> > -               have_rcu_nocb_mask = true;
> > -       }
> > -#ifdef CONFIG_RCU_NOCB_CPU_ZERO
> > -       pr_info("\tOffload RCU callbacks from CPU 0\n");
> > -       cpumask_set_cpu(0, rcu_nocb_mask);
> > -#endif /* #ifdef CONFIG_RCU_NOCB_CPU_ZERO */
> > -#ifdef CONFIG_RCU_NOCB_CPU_ALL
> > -       pr_info("\tOffload RCU callbacks from all CPUs\n");
> > -       cpumask_copy(rcu_nocb_mask, cpu_possible_mask);
> > -#endif /* #ifdef CONFIG_RCU_NOCB_CPU_ALL */
> > -#endif /* #ifndef CONFIG_RCU_NOCB_CPU_NONE */
> > -       if (have_rcu_nocb_mask) {
> > -               if (!cpumask_subset(rcu_nocb_mask, cpu_possible_mask)) {
> > -                       pr_info("\tNote: kernel parameter 'rcu_nocbs=' contains nonexistent CPUs.\n");
> > -                       cpumask_and(rcu_nocb_mask, cpu_possible_mask,
> > -                                   rcu_nocb_mask);
> > -               }
> > -               cpulist_scnprintf(nocb_buf, sizeof(nocb_buf), rcu_nocb_mask);
> > -               pr_info("\tOffload RCU callbacks from CPUs: %s.\n", nocb_buf);
> > -               if (rcu_nocb_poll)
> > -                       pr_info("\tPoll for callbacks from no-CBs CPUs.\n");
> > -       }
> > -#endif /* #ifdef CONFIG_RCU_NOCB_CPU */
> >  }
> >
> >  #ifdef CONFIG_TREE_PREEMPT_RCU
> > @@ -2451,6 +2424,67 @@ static void do_nocb_deferred_wakeup(struct rcu_data *rdp)
> >         trace_rcu_nocb_wake(rdp->rsp->name, rdp->cpu, TPS("DeferredWakeEmpty"));
> >  }
> >
> > +void __init rcu_init_nohz(void)
> > +{
> > +       int cpu;
> > +       bool need_rcu_nocb_mask = true;
> > +       struct rcu_state *rsp;
> > +
> > +#ifdef CONFIG_RCU_NOCB_CPU_NONE
> > +       need_rcu_nocb_mask = false;
> > +#endif /* #ifndef CONFIG_RCU_NOCB_CPU_NONE */
> > +
> > +#if defined(CONFIG_NO_HZ_FULL) && !defined(CONFIG_NO_HZ_FULL_ALL)
> > +       if (tick_nohz_full_running && cpumask_weight(tick_nohz_full_mask))
> > +               need_rcu_nocb_mask = true;
> > +#endif /* #if defined(CONFIG_NO_HZ_FULL) && !defined(CONFIG_NO_HZ_FULL_ALL) */
> 
> If you are removing the dependency on NO_HZ_FULL_ALL, I think this can just be
> 
> #ifdef CONFIG_NO_HZ_FULL
> 
> Otherwise, a kernel config with CONFIG_RCU_NOCB_NONE=y,
> CONFIG_NO_HZ_FULL_ALL=y with nohz_full= boot parameter will not have a
> rcu_nocb_mask.

Good point, fixed.

							Thanx, Paul

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