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Date:   Wed, 06 Oct 2021 16:12:12 +0100
From:   Valentin Schneider <valentin.schneider@....com>
To:     Frederic Weisbecker <frederic@...nel.org>
Cc:     "Paul E . McKenney" <paulmck@...nel.org>,
        LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
        Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <bigeasy@...utronix.de>,
        Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>,
        Uladzislau Rezki <urezki@...il.com>,
        Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>,
        Boqun Feng <boqun.feng@...il.com>,
        Neeraj Upadhyay <neeraju@...eaurora.org>,
        Josh Triplett <josh@...htriplett.org>,
        Joel Fernandes <joel@...lfernandes.org>, rcu@...r.kernel.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH 10/11] rcu: Apply callbacks processing time limit only on softirq

On 04/10/21 15:47, Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 01, 2021 at 06:51:32PM +0100, Valentin Schneider wrote:
>> On 30/09/21 00:10, Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
>> > Time limit only makes sense when callbacks are serviced in softirq mode
>> > because:
>> >
>> > _ In case we need to get back to the scheduler,
>> >   cond_resched_tasks_rcu_qs() is called after each callback.
>> >
>> > _ In case some other softirq vector needs the CPU, the call to
>> >   local_bh_enable() before cond_resched_tasks_rcu_qs() takes care about
>> >   them via a call to do_softirq().
>> >
>> > _ The time spent on other tasks after scheduling out, or on softirqs
>> >   processing, is spuriously accounted to the time limit.
>> >
>>
>> That wasn't the case before ("rcu: Fix callbacks processing time limit
>> retaining cond_resched()")
>
> But if cond_resched_tasks_rcu_qs() was called and then on the next iteration
> tlimit is checked, the time spent scheduling out is included, right?
>

if tlimit was set, then that branch would either continue or break; both
cases would have skipped over the cond_resched_tasks_rcu_qs() (which the
aforementioned patch addresses).

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