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Date:   Fri, 12 Jun 2020 21:34:56 +0200
From:   Thomas Gleixner <>
Cc:     LKML <>,,
        Andrew Lutomirski <>, X86 ML <>,
        Frederic Weisbecker <>,
        Steven Rostedt <>,
        Joel Fernandes <>,
        Mathieu Desnoyers <>,
        Will Deacon <>,
        Peter Zijlstra <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH x86/entry: Force rcu_irq_enter() when in idle task

Thomas Gleixner <> writes:

> "Paul E. McKenney" <> writes:
>> On Fri, Jun 12, 2020 at 10:49:53AM -0700, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
>>> I will therefore address this issue in a follow-on patch.
>> I should add that -your- patch from yesterday did -not- cause this
>> problem, in case that is of interest.
> So I still can add it back and amend the changelog and comment:
> Change the condition from !rcu_is_watching() to is_idle_task(current) ||
> rcu_is_watching() which enforces that interrupts in the idle task
> unconditionally invoke rcu_irq_enter() independent of the RCU state. For
> most scenarios is_idle_task() would be sufficient but Task RCU needs it
> according to Paul.

After talking to Paul some more we came to the conclusion that the
failure scenario of task rcu is not completely clear and the trigger
scenario is obscure enough. This needs more investigation and the
important part which we were chasing is fixed and agreed on. So I go
with the simple version now and Paul will follow up once it can be
properly explained.



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