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Date:	Sun, 09 Nov 2014 13:53:37 +0400
From:	Konstantin Khlebnikov <>
	"Rafael J. Wysocki" <>,, Len Brown <>
Cc:	Tom Boshoven <>,
	"Paul E. McKenney" <>,,
	Josh Triplett <>,
	Alexander Monakov <>
Subject: [PATCH v2] ACPI/osl: speedup grace period in acpi_os_map_cleanup

ACPI maintains cache of ioremap regions to speed up operations and
access to them from irq context where ioremap() calls aren't allowed.
This code abuses synchronize_rcu() on unmap path for synchronization
with fast-path in acpi_os_read/write_memory which uses this cache.

Since v3.10 CPUs are allowed to enter idle state even if they have RCU
callbacks queued, see commit c0f4dfd4f90f1667d234d21f15153ea09a2eaa66
("rcu: Make RCU_FAST_NO_HZ take advantage of numbered callbacks").
That change caused problems with nvidia proprietary driver which calls
acpi_os_map/unmap_generic_address several times during initialization.
Each unmap calls synchronize_rcu and adds significant delay. Totally
initialization is slowed for a couple of seconds and that is enough to
trigger timeout in hardware, gpu decides to "fell off the bus". Widely
spread workaround is reducing "rcu_idle_gp_delay" from 4 to 1 jiffy.

This patch replaces synchronize_rcu() with synchronize_rcu_expedited()
which is much faster.

Signed-off-by: Konstantin Khlebnikov <>
Reported-and-tested-by: Alexander Monakov <>
Cc: Tom Boshoven <>
 drivers/acpi/osl.c |    2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/drivers/acpi/osl.c b/drivers/acpi/osl.c
index 9964f70..217713c 100644
--- a/drivers/acpi/osl.c
+++ b/drivers/acpi/osl.c
@@ -436,7 +436,7 @@ static void acpi_os_drop_map_ref(struct acpi_ioremap *map)
 static void acpi_os_map_cleanup(struct acpi_ioremap *map)
 	if (!map->refcount) {
-		synchronize_rcu();
+		synchronize_rcu_expedited();
 		acpi_unmap(map->phys, map->virt);

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