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Date:   Sun, 17 May 2020 12:26:43 +0200
From:   Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>
To:     paulmck@...nel.org,
        "Joel Fernandes \(Google\)" <joel@...lfernandes.org>
Cc:     linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, Andy Lutomirski <luto@...nel.org>,
        Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@...il.com>, frextrite@...il.com,
        Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>,
        Josh Triplett <josh@...htriplett.org>, kernel-team@...roid.com,
        Lai Jiangshan <jiangshanlai@...il.com>,
        madhuparnabhowmik04@...il.com,
        Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@...icios.com>,
        peterz@...radead.org, Petr Mladek <pmladek@...e.com>,
        rcu@...r.kernel.org, rostedt@...dmis.org, vpillai@...italocean.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH v3 0/5] RCU dyntick nesting counter cleanups for rcu -dev

Paul,

"Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@...nel.org> writes:
> And I have allegedly resolved the conflicts with Thomas's and Peter's
> series, or at least the noinstr-rcu-nmi-2020-05-15 branch of that series.
> At least one conflict was completely invisible to "git rebase" (but
> fortunately blindingly obvious to the compiler).  This naturally makes
> me suspect that additional adjustments might be needed.  Especially
> given that misplaced instrumentation_begin() and instrumentation_end()
> calls are invisible not only to the compiler, but also to rcutorture in
> my setup.  (For example, tracing before instrumentation_begin() or after
> instrumentation_end() is a bug.)

there is tooling to verify that. If you merge

  git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tglx/devel.git entry-v7-full

into your dev branch (trivial conflict) and after building it, run:

 objtool check -fal $BUILDIR/vmlinux.o

Note: This only covers built-in code. So if you have code you want to
check make sure it's not built as module.

Just did that and it complains about:

../build/vmlinux.o: warning: objtool: rcu_eqs_enter.constprop.0()+0xa9: call to rcu_preempt_deferred_qs() leaves .noinstr.text section

But that's even the case on my branch without your changes.

The call to rcu_preempt_deferred_qs() is definitely before
instrumentation_end() so this needs to be investigated on the objtool
side. Peter?

Thanks,

        tglx

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