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authorPaul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>2008-05-12 21:21:05 +0200
committerIngo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>2008-05-19 10:01:36 +0200
commit8db559b83009bed92e1b5dd13a651ff273d9ff62 (patch)
treeb25e521434747cc11e958a71ad24c47117db4e08 /kernel/rcuclassic.c
parent4446a36ff8c74ac3b32feb009b651048e129c6af (diff)
rcu: add memory barriers and comments to rcu_check_callbacks()
Add comments to the logic that infers quiescent states when interrupting from either user mode or the idle loop. Also add a memory barrier: it appears that James Huang was in fact onto something, as the scheduler is much less synchronization happy than it once was, so we can no longer rely on its memory barriers in all cases. Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Reported-by: James Huang <jamesclhuang@yahoo.com> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel/rcuclassic.c')
-rw-r--r--kernel/rcuclassic.c30
1 files changed, 29 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/rcuclassic.c b/kernel/rcuclassic.c
index f4ffbd0f306f..d8348792f9f5 100644
--- a/kernel/rcuclassic.c
+++ b/kernel/rcuclassic.c
@@ -502,10 +502,38 @@ void rcu_check_callbacks(int cpu, int user)
if (user ||
(idle_cpu(cpu) && !in_softirq() &&
hardirq_count() <= (1 << HARDIRQ_SHIFT))) {
+
+ /*
+ * Get here if this CPU took its interrupt from user
+ * mode or from the idle loop, and if this is not a
+ * nested interrupt. In this case, the CPU is in
+ * a quiescent state, so count it.
+ *
+ * Also do a memory barrier. This is needed to handle
+ * the case where writes from a preempt-disable section
+ * of code get reordered into schedule() by this CPU's
+ * write buffer. The memory barrier makes sure that
+ * the rcu_qsctr_inc() and rcu_bh_qsctr_inc() are see
+ * by other CPUs to happen after any such write.
+ */
+
+ smp_mb(); /* See above block comment. */
rcu_qsctr_inc(cpu);
rcu_bh_qsctr_inc(cpu);
- } else if (!in_softirq())
+
+ } else if (!in_softirq()) {
+
+ /*
+ * Get here if this CPU did not take its interrupt from
+ * softirq, in other words, if it is not interrupting
+ * a rcu_bh read-side critical section. This is an _bh
+ * critical section, so count it. The memory barrier
+ * is needed for the same reason as is the above one.
+ */
+
+ smp_mb(); /* See above block comment. */
rcu_bh_qsctr_inc(cpu);
+ }
raise_rcu_softirq();
}

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