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Date:   Tue, 12 Jan 2021 09:31:16 -0800
From:   "Paul E. McKenney" <>
To:     Neeraj Upadhyay <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] rcu: Correct cpu offline trace in rcutree_dying_cpu

On Mon, Jan 11, 2021 at 05:15:58PM +0530, Neeraj Upadhyay wrote:
> Correctly trace whether the outgoing cpu blocks current gp in
> rcutree_dying_cpu().
> Signed-off-by: Neeraj Upadhyay <>

Good catch, queued, thank you!  Please see below for my usual
wordsmithing, and please lat me know if I messed something up.

							Thanx, Paul


commit ab6e7609e7590e1bb220ef6b0822a823dde46f6c
Author: Neeraj Upadhyay <>
Date:   Mon Jan 11 17:15:58 2021 +0530

    rcu: Fix CPU-offline trace in rcutree_dying_cpu
    The condition in the trace_rcu_grace_period() in rcutree_dying_cpu() is
    backwards, so that it uses the string "cpuofl" when the offline CPU is
    blocking the current grace period and "cpuofl-bgp" otherwise.  Given that
    the "-bgp" stands for "blocking grace period", this is at best misleading.
    This commit therefore switches these strings in order to correctly trace
    whether the outgoing cpu blocks the current grace period.
    Signed-off-by: Neeraj Upadhyay <>
    Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <>

diff --git a/kernel/rcu/tree.c b/kernel/rcu/tree.c
index cc6b6fc..63c6dba 100644
--- a/kernel/rcu/tree.c
+++ b/kernel/rcu/tree.c
@@ -2387,7 +2387,7 @@ int rcutree_dying_cpu(unsigned int cpu)
 	blkd = !!(rnp->qsmask & rdp->grpmask);
 	trace_rcu_grace_period(, READ_ONCE(rnp->gp_seq),
-			       blkd ? TPS("cpuofl") : TPS("cpuofl-bgp"));
+			       blkd ? TPS("cpuofl-bgp") : TPS("cpuofl"));
 	return 0;

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