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Date:   Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:51:26 -0800
From:   "Paul E. McKenney" <>
        "Paul E. McKenney" <>
Subject: [PATCH v3 tip/core/rcu 15/18] rcu: Fix comment in rcu_organize_nocb_kthreads()

It used to be that the rcuo callback-offload kthreads were spawned
in rcu_organize_nocb_kthreads(), and the comment before the "for"
loop says as much.  However, this spawning has long since moved to
the CPU-hotplug code, so this commit fixes this comment.

Reported-by: Michalis Kokologiannakis <>
Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <>
Reviewed-by: Josh Triplett <>
 kernel/rcu/tree_plugin.h | 5 +++--
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/rcu/tree_plugin.h b/kernel/rcu/tree_plugin.h
index 56583e764ebf..2f5541f6f031 100644
--- a/kernel/rcu/tree_plugin.h
+++ b/kernel/rcu/tree_plugin.h
@@ -2366,8 +2366,9 @@ static void __init rcu_organize_nocb_kthreads(struct rcu_state *rsp)
-	 * Each pass through this loop sets up one rcu_data structure and
-	 * spawns one rcu_nocb_kthread().
+	 * Each pass through this loop sets up one rcu_data structure.
+	 * Should the corresponding CPU come online in the future, then
+	 * we will spawn the needed set of rcu_nocb_kthread() kthreads.
 	for_each_cpu(cpu, rcu_nocb_mask) {
 		rdp = per_cpu_ptr(rsp->rda, cpu);

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