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Date:   Fri, 14 Feb 2020 15:56:02 -0800
From:   paulmck@...nel.org
To:     rcu@...r.kernel.org
Cc:     linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, kernel-team@...com, mingo@...nel.org,
        jiangshanlai@...il.com, dipankar@...ibm.com,
        akpm@...ux-foundation.org, mathieu.desnoyers@...icios.com,
        josh@...htriplett.org, tglx@...utronix.de, peterz@...radead.org,
        rostedt@...dmis.org, dhowells@...hat.com, edumazet@...gle.com,
        fweisbec@...il.com, oleg@...hat.com, joel@...lfernandes.org,
        "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@...nel.org>
Subject: [PATCH tip/core/rcu 25/30] rcu: Optimize and protect atomic_cmpxchg() loop

From: "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@...nel.org>

This commit reworks the atomic_cmpxchg() loop in rcu_eqs_special_set()
to do only the initial read from the current CPU's rcu_data structure's
->dynticks field explicitly.  On subsequent passes, this value is instead
retained from the failing atomic_cmpxchg() operation.

Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@...nel.org>
---
 kernel/rcu/tree.c | 7 +++++--
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/rcu/tree.c b/kernel/rcu/tree.c
index 5ee5657..4146207 100644
--- a/kernel/rcu/tree.c
+++ b/kernel/rcu/tree.c
@@ -342,14 +342,17 @@ bool rcu_eqs_special_set(int cpu)
 {
 	int old;
 	int new;
+	int new_old;
 	struct rcu_data *rdp = &per_cpu(rcu_data, cpu);
 
+	new_old = atomic_read(&rdp->dynticks);
 	do {
-		old = atomic_read(&rdp->dynticks);
+		old = new_old;
 		if (old & RCU_DYNTICK_CTRL_CTR)
 			return false;
 		new = old | RCU_DYNTICK_CTRL_MASK;
-	} while (atomic_cmpxchg(&rdp->dynticks, old, new) != old);
+		new_old = atomic_cmpxchg(&rdp->dynticks, old, new);
+	} while (new_old != old);
 	return true;
 }
 
-- 
2.9.5

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