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Date:   Thu, 27 Aug 2020 09:47:48 +0200
From:   peterz@...radead.org
To:     Joel Fernandes <joel@...lfernandes.org>
Cc:     linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, mingo@...nel.org, will@...nel.org,
        npiggin@...il.com, elver@...gle.com, jgross@...e.com,
        paulmck@...nel.org, rostedt@...dmis.org, rjw@...ysocki.net,
        svens@...ux.ibm.com, tglx@...utronix.de
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 03/11] sched,idle,rcu: Push rcu_idle deeper into the
 idle path

On Wed, Aug 26, 2020 at 09:24:19PM -0400, Joel Fernandes wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 26, 2020 at 09:18:26PM -0400, Joel Fernandes wrote:
> > On Fri, Aug 21, 2020 at 10:47:41AM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > > Lots of things take locks, due to a wee bug, rcu_lockdep didn't notice
> > > that the locking tracepoints were using RCU.
> > > 
> > > Push rcu_idle_{enter,exit}() as deep as possible into the idle paths,
> > > this also resolves a lot of _rcuidle()/RCU_NONIDLE() usage.
> > > 
> > > Specifically, sched_clock_idle_wakeup_event() will use ktime which
> > > will use seqlocks which will tickle lockdep, and
> > > stop_critical_timings() uses lock.
> > 
> > I was wondering if those tracepoints should just use _rcuidle variant of the
> > trace call. But that's a terrible idea considering that would add unwanted
> > overhead I think.
> > 
> > Reviewed-by: Joel Fernandes (Google) <joel@...lfernandes.org>
> 
> BTW, if tracepoint is converted to use RCU-trace flavor, then these kinds of
> issues go away, no? That RCU flavor is always watching.

All trace_*_rcuidle() and RCU_NONIDLE() usage is a bug IMO.

Ideally RCU-trace goes away too.

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