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Date:	Fri, 26 Jun 2015 04:14:55 +0200
From:	Oleg Nesterov <oleg@...hat.com>
To:	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>, paulmck@...ux.vnet.ibm.com,
	tj@...nel.org, mingo@...hat.com, der.herr@...r.at,
	dave@...olabs.net, riel@...hat.com, viro@...IV.linux.org.uk,
	torvalds@...ux-foundation.org
Cc:	linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org
Subject: [RFC PATCH 0/6] stop_machine: kill stop_cpus_mutex and
	stop_cpus_lock

On 06/25, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
>
> On Tue, Jun 23, 2015 at 07:24:16PM +0200, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
> >
> > 	lock_stop_cpus_works(cpumask)
> > 	{
> > 		for_each_cpu(cpu, cpumask)
> > 			mutex_lock(per_cpu(cpu_stopper_task, cpu).work_mutex);
> > 	}
> >
> > 	unlock_stop_cpus_works(cpumask)
> > 	{
> > 		for_each_cpu(cpu, cpumask)
> > 			mutex_lock(...);
> > 	}
> >
> > which should be used instead of stop_cpus_mutex. After this change
> > stop_two_cpus() can just use stop_cpus().
>
> Right, lockdep annotating that will be 'interesting' though.

Sure, and this is too inefficient, this is only to explain what
I mean.

How about this series? Untested. For review.

> And
> stop_two_cpus() then has the problem of allocating a cpumask.

Yes, but we can avoid this, see the changelog in 5/6.

> Simpler to
> let it keep 'abuse' the queueing spinlock in there.

Not sure.

And note that this series kills stop_cpus_mutex, so that multiple
stop_cpus()'s / stop_machine()'s can run in parallel if cpumask's
do not overlap.

Note also the changelog in 6/6, we can simplify + optimize this code
a bit more.

What do you think?

Oleg.

 include/linux/lglock.h  |    5 -
 kernel/locking/lglock.c |   22 -----
 kernel/stop_machine.c   |  197 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-------------------
 3 files changed, 119 insertions(+), 105 deletions(-)

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