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Date:   Thu, 10 Dec 2020 11:08:54 +0800
From:   Boqun Feng <boqun.feng@...il.com>
To:     "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@...nel.org>
Cc:     Frederic Weisbecker <frederic@...nel.org>,
        LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        Steven Rostedt <rostedt@...dmis.org>,
        Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
        Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@...icios.com>,
        Lai Jiangshan <jiangshanlai@...il.com>,
        Neeraj Upadhyay <neeraju@...eaurora.org>,
        Joel Fernandes <joel@...lfernandes.org>,
        Josh Triplett <josh@...htriplett.org>, rcu@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 00/19] rcu/nocb: De-offload and re-offload support v4

On Wed, Dec 09, 2020 at 05:21:58PM -0800, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 08, 2020 at 01:51:04PM +0100, Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
> > Hi Boqun Feng,
> > 
> > On Tue, Dec 08, 2020 at 10:41:31AM +0800, Boqun Feng wrote:
> > > Hi Frederic,
> > > 
> > > On Fri, Nov 13, 2020 at 01:13:15PM +0100, Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
> > > > This keeps growing up. Rest assured, most of it is debug code and sanity
> > > > checks.
> > > > 
> > > > Boqun Feng found that holding rnp lock while updating the offloaded
> > > > state of an rdp isn't needed, and he was right despite my initial
> > > > reaction. The sites that read the offloaded state while holding the rnp
> > > > lock are actually protected because they read it locally in a non
> > > > preemptible context.
> > > > 
> > > > So I removed the rnp lock in "rcu/nocb: De-offloading CB". And just to
> > > > make sure I'm not missing something, I added sanity checks that ensure
> > > > we always read the offloaded state in a safe way (3 last patches).
> > > > 
> > > > Still passes TREE01 (but I had to fight!)
> > > > 
> > > > git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/frederic/linux-dynticks.git
> > > > 	rcu/nocb-toggle-v4
> > > > 
> > > > HEAD: 579e15efa48fb6fc4ecf14961804051f385807fe
> > > > 
> > > 
> > > This whole series look good to me, plus I've run a test, so far
> > > everything seems working ;-) Here is my setup for the test:
> > > 
> > > I'm using a ARM64 guest (running on Hyper-V) to do the test, and the
> > > guest has 8 VCPUs. The code I'm using is v5.10-rc6 + Hyper-V ARM64 guest
> > > support [1] + your patchset (I actually did a merge from your
> > > rcu/nocb-toggle-v5 branch, because IIUC some modification for rcutorture
> > > is still in Paul's tree). I compiled with my normal configuration for
> > > ARM64 Hyper-V guest plus TREE01, boot the kernel with:
> > > 
> > > 	ignore_loglevel rcutree.gp_preinit_delay=3 rcutree.gp_init_delay=3 rcutree.gp_cleanup_delay=3 rcu_nocbs=0-1,3-7	
> > > 
> > > and run rcutorture via:
> > > 
> > > 	modprobe rcutorture nocbs_nthreads=8 nocbs_toggle=1000 fwd_progress=0
> > > 
> > > I ran the rcutorture twice, one last for a week or so and one for a day
> > > or two and I didn't observe any problem so far. The latest test summary
> > > is:
> > > 
> > > 	[...] rcu-torture: rtc: 00000000f794686f ver: 2226396 tfle: 0 rta: 2226397 rtaf: 0 rtf: 2226385 rtmbe: 0 rtmbkf: 0/1390141 rtbe: 0 rtbke: 0 rtbre: 0 rtbf: 0 rtb: 0 nt: 181415346 onoff: 0/0:0/0 -1,0:-1,0 0:0 (HZ=1000) barrier: 0/0:0 read-exits: 108102 nocb-toggles: 306964:306974 
> > > 
> > > Is there anything I'm missing for a useful test? Do you have other setup
> > > (kernel cmdline or rcutorture parameters) that you want me to try?
> > 
> > Thanks a lot for reviewing and testing. You seem to have tested with the right
> > options, I have nothing better to suggest. Plus I'm glad you tested on
> > ARM64. x86 is the only target I have tested so far.
> 
> Boqun, would you be willing to give your Tested-by?
> 

Sure, FWIW, for the whole series, feel free to add:

Tested-by: Boqun Feng <boqun.feng@...il.com>

Regards,
Boqun

> 							Thanx, Paul

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