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Date:   Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:51:28 -0800
From:   "Paul E. McKenney" <>
        "Paul E. McKenney" <>
Subject: [PATCH v3 tip/core/rcu 17/18] rcu: Eliminate unused expedited_normal counter

Expedited grace periods no longer fall back to normal grace periods
in response to lock contention, given that expedited grace periods
now use the rcu_node tree so as to avoid contention.  This commit
therfore removes the expedited_normal counter.

Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <>
Reviewed-by: Josh Triplett <>
 Documentation/RCU/trace.txt | 5 +----
 kernel/rcu/tree.h           | 1 -
 kernel/rcu/tree_trace.c     | 3 +--
 3 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/RCU/trace.txt b/Documentation/RCU/trace.txt
index 00a3a38b375a..6549012033f9 100644
--- a/Documentation/RCU/trace.txt
+++ b/Documentation/RCU/trace.txt
@@ -237,7 +237,7 @@ o	"ktl" is the low-order 16 bits (in hexadecimal) of the count of
 The output of "cat rcu/rcu_preempt/rcuexp" looks as follows:
-s=21872 wd1=0 wd2=0 wd3=5 n=0 enq=0 sc=21872
+s=21872 wd1=0 wd2=0 wd3=5 enq=0 sc=21872
 These fields are as follows:
@@ -249,9 +249,6 @@ o	"wd1", "wd2", and "wd3" are the number of times that an attempt
 	completed an expedited grace period that satisfies the attempted
 	request.  "Our work is done."
-o	"n" is number of times that a concurrent CPU-hotplug operation
-	forced a fallback to a normal grace period.
 o	"enq" is the number of quiescent states still outstanding.
 o	"sc" is the number of times that the attempt to start a
diff --git a/kernel/rcu/tree.h b/kernel/rcu/tree.h
index fe98dd24adf8..8f750dffb0dd 100644
--- a/kernel/rcu/tree.h
+++ b/kernel/rcu/tree.h
@@ -521,7 +521,6 @@ struct rcu_state {
 	struct mutex exp_mutex;			/* Serialize expedited GP. */
 	struct mutex exp_wake_mutex;		/* Serialize wakeup. */
 	unsigned long expedited_sequence;	/* Take a ticket. */
-	atomic_long_t expedited_normal;		/* # fallbacks to normal. */
 	atomic_t expedited_need_qs;		/* # CPUs left to check in. */
 	struct swait_queue_head expedited_wq;	/* Wait for check-ins. */
 	int ncpus_snap;				/* # CPUs seen last time. */
diff --git a/kernel/rcu/tree_trace.c b/kernel/rcu/tree_trace.c
index b1f28972872c..2e932cd1da31 100644
--- a/kernel/rcu/tree_trace.c
+++ b/kernel/rcu/tree_trace.c
@@ -194,9 +194,8 @@ static int show_rcuexp(struct seq_file *m, void *v)
 		s2 += atomic_long_read(&rdp->exp_workdone2);
 		s3 += atomic_long_read(&rdp->exp_workdone3);
-	seq_printf(m, "s=%lu wd0=%lu wd1=%lu wd2=%lu wd3=%lu n=%lu enq=%d sc=%lu\n",
+	seq_printf(m, "s=%lu wd0=%lu wd1=%lu wd2=%lu wd3=%lu enq=%d sc=%lu\n",
 		   rsp->expedited_sequence, s0, s1, s2, s3,
-		   atomic_long_read(&rsp->expedited_normal),
 		   rsp->expedited_sequence / 2);
 	return 0;

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