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Date:   Tue, 7 Aug 2018 18:17:42 -0700
From:   Joel Fernandes <joelaf@...gle.com>
To:     Steven Rostedt <rostedt@...dmis.org>
Cc:     Joel Fernandes <joel@...lfernandes.org>,
        LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        "Cc: Android Kernel" <kernel-team@...roid.com>,
        Boqun Feng <boqun.feng@...il.com>,
        Byungchul Park <byungchul.park@....com>,
        Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>,
        Masami Hiramatsu <mhiramat@...nel.org>,
        Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@...icios.com>,
        Namhyung Kim <namhyung@...nel.org>,
        Paul McKenney <paulmck@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>,
        Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>,
        Thomas Glexiner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
        Tom Zanussi <tom.zanussi@...ux.intel.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v12 3/3] tracing: Centralize preemptirq tracepoints and
 unify their usage

On Tue, Aug 7, 2018 at 5:48 PM, Steven Rostedt <rostedt@...dmis.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 07 Aug 2018 19:54:13 -0400
> Joel Fernandes <joelaf@...gle.com> wrote:
>
>
>> >OK, I hit this bug, but it's not because of the partial revert. This
>> >bug seems it needs to be another partial revert. I like you movement of
>> >the code, but I'm starting to doubt that we can use a trace event as a
>> >hook for critical areas yet. Well, not until we can use srcu in NMI.
>> >
>>
>> I sent a patch to use srcu for all tracepoints including nmi. That
>> patch also removes this warning and fixes the one other issue masami
>> reported (hot plug causing a warning).
>
> Is it one I can take, or does Paul have it? I'll need it to continue
> with this as is, because I can't pass my tests without triggering that
> warning (and that fails the test).

I think you could take it if you're Ok with it, its purely in the
tracing code and I tested it yesterday morning. Its attached to this
email. I tested that it fixes the mmio trace (hotplug related) issue..

>>
>> If Paul and Mathieu can confirm SRCU works on offline CPUs that would
>> be great.
>
> Yes please.
>

BTW I found this in Paul's docs RCU Requirements docs, "SRCU is insensitive
to whether or not a CPU is online" so I think it will work.

The paragraph was..
Also unlike other RCU flavors, SRCU's callbacks-wait function
srcu_barrier() may be invoked from CPU-hotplug notifiers,
though this is not necessarily a good idea.
The reason that this is possible is that SRCU is insensitive
to whether or not a CPU is online, which means that srcu_barrier()
need not exclude CPU-hotplug operations.

>>
>> It's just this one warning or anything else that makes you feel
>> tracepoints for critical paths isn't feasible?
>
> Currently I'm down to this, but I can't get past my first test in my
> ktest suite, because it fails here.

Ok hopefully this will get you past that. Sorry for the frustration.

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