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Date:   Tue, 5 Jan 2021 16:48:50 -0800
From:   "Paul E. McKenney" <>
Subject: [PATCH RFC cpumask] Allow "all", "none", and "last" in cpumask


This series allows "all", "none", and "last" to be used in cpumask
strings.  This allows these strings to be less dependent on the underlying
system.  For example, currently a string specifying all but the first
CPU must be "1-7" on an eight-CPU system and "1-15" on a 16-CPU system.
With this series, the single string "1-last" can be used regardless of the
number of CPUs (at least assuming that each system has at least one CPU).

1.	Un-inline cpulist_parse for SMP; prepare for ascii helpers,
	courtesy of Paul Gortmaker.

2.	Make "all" alias global and not just RCU, courtesy of Paul

3.	Add a "none" alias to complement "all", courtesy of Paul

4.	Add "last" alias for cpu list specifications, courtesy of Paul

5.	Use "all" and "last" in "nohz_full" and "rcu_nocbs".

						Thanx, Paul


 Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.rst            |   20 +
 Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt            |    4 
 include/linux/cpumask.h                                    |    8 
 kernel/rcu/tree_plugin.h                                   |   13 -
 lib/cpumask.c                                              |  136 ++++++++++++-
 tools/testing/selftests/rcutorture/configs/rcu/TREE04.boot |    2 
 tools/testing/selftests/rcutorture/configs/rcu/TREE08.boot |    2 
 7 files changed, 169 insertions(+), 16 deletions(-)

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