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2008-01-25Preempt-RCU: implementationPaul E. McKenney1-1/+0
This patch implements a new version of RCU which allows its read-side critical sections to be preempted. It uses a set of counter pairs to keep track of the read-side critical sections and flips them when all tasks exit read-side critical section. The details of this implementation can be found in this paper - http://www.rdrop.com/users/paulmck/RCU/OLSrtRCU.2006.08.11a.pdf and the article- http://lwn.net/Articles/253651/ This patch was developed as a part of the -rt kernel development and meant to provide better latencies when read-side critical sections of RCU don't disable preemption. As a consequence of keeping track of RCU readers, the readers have a slight overhead (optimizations in the paper). This implementation co-exists with the "classic" RCU implementations and can be switched to at compiler. Also includes RCU tracing summarized in debugfs. [ akpm@linux-foundation.org: build fixes on non-preempt architectures ] Signed-off-by: Gautham R Shenoy <ego@in.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Dipankar Sarma <dipankar@in.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@us.ibm.com> Reviewed-by: Steven Rostedt <srostedt@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
2008-01-25Preempt-RCU: fix rcu_barrier for preemptive environment.Paul E. McKenney1-1/+1
Fix rcu_barrier() to work properly in preemptive kernel environment. Also, the ordering of callback must be preserved while moving callbacks to another CPU during CPU hotplug. Signed-off-by: Gautham R Shenoy <ego@in.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Dipankar Sarma <dipankar@in.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Reviewed-by: Steven Rostedt <srostedt@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
2008-01-25Preempt-RCU: reorganize RCU code into rcuclassic.c and rcupdate.cPaul E. McKenney1-0/+576
This patch re-organizes the RCU code to enable multiple implementations of RCU. Users of RCU continues to include rcupdate.h and the RCU interfaces remain the same. This is in preparation for subsequently merging the preemptible RCU implementation. Signed-off-by: Gautham R Shenoy <ego@in.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Dipankar Sarma <dipankar@in.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Reviewed-by: Steven Rostedt <srostedt@redhat.com> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>

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