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Date:   Sun, 15 Jan 2017 23:58:07 -0800
From:   Josh Triplett <josh@...htriplett.org>
To:     "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
Cc:     linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, mingo@...nel.org,
        jiangshanlai@...il.com, dipankar@...ibm.com,
        akpm@...ux-foundation.org, mathieu.desnoyers@...icios.com,
        tglx@...utronix.de, peterz@...radead.org, rostedt@...dmis.org,
        dhowells@...hat.com, edumazet@...gle.com, dvhart@...ux.intel.com,
        fweisbec@...il.com, oleg@...hat.com, bobby.prani@...il.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH tip/core/rcu 08/20] rcu: Add long-term CPU kicking

On Sat, Jan 14, 2017 at 01:13:09AM -0800, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> Commit d2db185bfee8 ("rcu: Remove short-term CPU kicking") removed
> frequent calls to resched_cpu(), which means that the only time
> resched_cpu() is invoked is after an RCU CPU stall warning.  Although
> this is good from an avoid-IPIs perspective, we should try to break
> things loose -before- splatting.  This commit therefore starts invoking
> resched_cpu() for each holdout at each force-quiescent-state interval
> that is more than halfway through the stall-warning interval.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>

Could you please reverse the order of patches 7 and 8, so that
unnecessary splats don't occur between the two?

For the patch itself:
Reviewed-by: Josh Triplett <josh@...htriplett.org>

>  kernel/rcu/tree.c | 7 +++++++
>  1 file changed, 7 insertions(+)
> 
> diff --git a/kernel/rcu/tree.c b/kernel/rcu/tree.c
> index 3c0d6c129718..5a4aaad75e76 100644
> --- a/kernel/rcu/tree.c
> +++ b/kernel/rcu/tree.c
> @@ -1220,6 +1220,13 @@ static int rcu_implicit_dynticks_qs(struct rcu_data *rdp,
>  		rdp->rsp->jiffies_resched += 5; /* Re-enable beating. */
>  	}
>  
> +	/*
> +	 * If more than halfway to RCU CPU stall-warning time, do
> +	 * a resched_cpu() to try to loosen things up a bit.
> +	 */
> +	if (jiffies - rdp->rsp->gp_start > rcu_jiffies_till_stall_check() / 2)
> +		resched_cpu(rdp->cpu);
> +
>  	return 0;
>  }
>  
> -- 
> 2.5.2
> 

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