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Date:   Sun, 22 Nov 2020 19:52:58 +0530
From:   Neeraj Upadhyay <neeraju@...eaurora.org>
To:     paulmck@...nel.org
Cc:     rcu@...r.kernel.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        kernel-team@...com, mingo@...nel.org, jiangshanlai@...il.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
Subject: Re: [PATCH RFC tip/core/rcu 5/5] srcu: Provide polling interfaces for
 Tree SRCU grace periods



On 11/21/2020 5:46 AM, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 20, 2020 at 05:31:43PM +0530, Neeraj Upadhyay wrote:
>>
>>
>> On 11/17/2020 6:10 AM, paulmck@...nel.org wrote:
>>> From: "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@...nel.org>
>>>
>>> There is a need for a polling interface for SRCU grace
>>> periods, so this commit supplies get_state_synchronize_srcu(),
>>> start_poll_synchronize_srcu(), and poll_state_synchronize_srcu() for this
>>> purpose.  The first can be used if future grace periods are inevitable
>>> (perhaps due to a later call_srcu() invocation), the second if future
>>> grace periods might not otherwise happen, and the third to check if a
>>> grace period has elapsed since the corresponding call to either of the
>>> first two.
>>>
>>> As with get_state_synchronize_rcu() and cond_synchronize_rcu(),
>>> the return value from either get_state_synchronize_srcu() or
>>> start_poll_synchronize_srcu() must be passed in to a later call to
>>> poll_state_synchronize_srcu().
>>>
>>> Link: https://lore.kernel.org/rcu/20201112201547.GF3365678@moria.home.lan/
>>> Reported-by: Kent Overstreet <kent.overstreet@...il.com>
>>> [ paulmck: Add EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL() per kernel test robot feedback. ]
>>> Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@...nel.org>
>>> ---
>>>    kernel/rcu/srcutree.c | 63 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++---
>>>    1 file changed, 60 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
>>>
>>> diff --git a/kernel/rcu/srcutree.c b/kernel/rcu/srcutree.c
>>> index d930ece..015d80e 100644
>>> --- a/kernel/rcu/srcutree.c
>>> +++ b/kernel/rcu/srcutree.c
>>> @@ -810,7 +810,8 @@ static void srcu_leak_callback(struct rcu_head *rhp)
>>>    /*
>>>     * Start an SRCU grace period, and also queue the callback if non-NULL.
>>>     */
>>> -static void srcu_gp_start_if_needed(struct srcu_struct *ssp, struct rcu_head *rhp, bool do_norm)
>>> +static unsigned long srcu_gp_start_if_needed(struct srcu_struct *ssp,
>>> +					     struct rcu_head *rhp, bool do_norm)
>>>    {
>>>    	unsigned long flags;
>>>    	int idx;
>>> @@ -822,7 +823,8 @@ static void srcu_gp_start_if_needed(struct srcu_struct *ssp, struct rcu_head *rh
>>>    	idx = srcu_read_lock(ssp);
>>>    	sdp = raw_cpu_ptr(ssp->sda);
>>>    	spin_lock_irqsave_rcu_node(sdp, flags);
>>> -	rcu_segcblist_enqueue(&sdp->srcu_cblist, rhp);
>>> +	if (rhp)
>>> +		rcu_segcblist_enqueue(&sdp->srcu_cblist, rhp);
>>>    	rcu_segcblist_advance(&sdp->srcu_cblist,
>>>    			      rcu_seq_current(&ssp->srcu_gp_seq));
>>>    	s = rcu_seq_snap(&ssp->srcu_gp_seq);
>>> @@ -841,6 +843,7 @@ static void srcu_gp_start_if_needed(struct srcu_struct *ssp, struct rcu_head *rh
>>>    	else if (needexp)
>>>    		srcu_funnel_exp_start(ssp, sdp->mynode, s);
>>>    	srcu_read_unlock(ssp, idx);
>>> +	return s;
>>>    }
>>>    /*
>>> @@ -882,7 +885,7 @@ static void __call_srcu(struct srcu_struct *ssp, struct rcu_head *rhp,
>>>    		return;
>>>    	}
>>>    	rhp->func = func;
>>> -	srcu_gp_start_if_needed(ssp, rhp, do_norm);
>>> +	(void)srcu_gp_start_if_needed(ssp, rhp, do_norm);
>>>    }
>>>    /**
>>> @@ -1011,6 +1014,60 @@ void synchronize_srcu(struct srcu_struct *ssp)
>>>    }
>>>    EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(synchronize_srcu);
>>> +/**
>>> + * get_state_synchronize_srcu - Provide an end-of-grace-period cookie
>>> + * @ssp: srcu_struct to provide cookie for.
>>> + *
>>> + * This function returns a cookie that can be passed to
>>> + * poll_state_synchronize_srcu(), which will return true if a full grace
>>> + * period has elapsed in the meantime.  It is the caller's responsibility
>>> + * to make sure that grace period happens, for example, by invoking
>>> + * call_srcu() after return from get_state_synchronize_srcu().
>>> + */
>>> +unsigned long get_state_synchronize_srcu(struct srcu_struct *ssp)
>>> +{
>>> +	// Any prior manipulation of SRCU-protected data must happen
>>> +        // before the load from ->srcu_gp_seq.
>>> +	smp_mb();
>>> +	return rcu_seq_snap(&ssp->srcu_gp_seq);
>>> +}
>>> +EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(get_state_synchronize_srcu);
>>> +
>>> +/**
>>> + * start_poll_synchronize_srcu - Provide cookie and start grace period
>>> + * @ssp: srcu_struct to provide cookie for.
>>> + *
>>> + * This function returns a cookie that can be passed to
>>> + * poll_state_synchronize_srcu(), which will return true if a full grace
>>> + * period has elapsed in the meantime.  Unlike get_state_synchronize_srcu(),
>>> + * this function also ensures that any needed SRCU grace period will be
>>> + * started.  This convenience does come at a cost in terms of CPU overhead.
>>> + */
>>> +unsigned long start_poll_synchronize_srcu(struct srcu_struct *ssp)
>>> +{
>>> +	return srcu_gp_start_if_needed(ssp, NULL, true);
>>> +}
>>> +EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(start_poll_synchronize_srcu);
>>> +
>>> +/**
>>> + * poll_state_synchronize_srcu - Has cookie's grace period ended?
>>> + * @ssp: srcu_struct to provide cookie for.
>>> + * @cookie: Return value from get_state_synchronize_srcu() or start_poll_synchronize_srcu().
>>> + *
>>> + * This function takes the cookie that was returned from either
>>> + * get_state_synchronize_srcu() or start_poll_synchronize_srcu(), and
>>> + * returns @true if an SRCU grace period elapsed since the time that the
>>> + * cookie was created.
>>> + */
>>> +bool poll_state_synchronize_srcu(struct srcu_struct *ssp, unsigned long cookie)
>>> +{
>>> +	if (!rcu_seq_done(&ssp->srcu_gp_seq, cookie))
>>> +		return false;
>>> +	smp_mb(); // ^^^
>>
>> Minor: Should this comment be more descriptive?
> 
> You have to read between the lines?  ;-)

:)

> How about like this?
> 

Looks good to me!

Thanks
Neeraj

> 							Thanx, Paul
> 
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> bool poll_state_synchronize_srcu(struct srcu_struct *ssp, unsigned long cookie)
> {
> 	if (!rcu_seq_done(&ssp->srcu_gp_seq, cookie))
> 		return false;
> 	// Ensure that the end of the SRCU grace period happens before
> 	// any subsequent code that the caller might execute.
> 	smp_mb(); // ^^^
> 	return true;
> }
> 

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