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2006-09-13[PATCH] rcu_do_batch: make ->qlen decrement irq safeOleg Nesterov1-1/+5
rcu_do_batch() decrements rdp->qlen with irqs enabled. This is not good, it can also be modified by call_rcu() from interrupt. Decrement ->qlen once with irqs disabled, after a main loop. Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@tv-sign.ru> Cc: Dipankar Sarma <dipankar@in.ibm.com> Cc: "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@us.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-07-31[PATCH] cpu hotplug: replace __devinit* with __cpuinit* for cpu notificationsChandra Seetharaman1-2/+2
Few of the callback functions and notifier blocks that are associated with cpu notifications incorrectly have __devinit and __devinitdata. They should be __cpuinit and __cpuinitdata instead. It makes no functional difference but wastes text area when CONFIG_HOTPLUG is enabled and CONFIG_HOTPLUG_CPU is not. This patch fixes all those instances. Signed-off-by: Chandra Seetharaman <sekharan@us.ibm.com> Cc: Ashok Raj <ashok.raj@intel.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-07-03[PATCH] lockdep: locking init debugging improvementIngo Molnar1-2/+2
Locking init improvement: - introduce and use __SPIN_LOCK_UNLOCKED for array initializations, to pass in the name string of locks, used by debugging Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Arjan van de Ven <arjan@linux.intel.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-06-27[PATCH] cpu hotplug: revert initdata patch submitted for 2.6.17Chandra Seetharaman1-1/+1
This patch reverts notifier_block changes made in 2.6.17 Signed-off-by: Chandra Seetharaman <sekharan@us.ibm.com> Cc: Ashok Raj <ashok.raj@intel.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-06-27[PATCH] cpu hotplug: revert init patch submitted for 2.6.17Chandra Seetharaman1-1/+1
In 2.6.17, there was a problem with cpu_notifiers and XFS. I provided a band-aid solution to solve that problem. In the process, i undid all the changes you both were making to ensure that these notifiers were available only at init time (unless CONFIG_HOTPLUG_CPU is defined). We deferred the real fix to 2.6.18. Here is a set of patches that fixes the XFS problem cleanly and makes the cpu notifiers available only at init time (unless CONFIG_HOTPLUG_CPU is defined). If CONFIG_HOTPLUG_CPU is defined then cpu notifiers are available at run time. This patch reverts the notifier_call changes made in 2.6.17 Signed-off-by: Chandra Seetharaman <sekharan@us.ibm.com> Cc: Ashok Raj <ashok.raj@intel.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-06-27[PATCH] rcutorture: add call_rcu_bh() operationsPaul E. McKenney1-0/+10
Add operations for the call_rcu_bh() variant of RCU. Also add an rcu_batches_completed_bh() function, which is needed by rcutorture. Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@us.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-06-23[PATCH] Make RCU API inaccessible to non-GPL Linux kernel modulesPaul E. McKenney1-11/+2
Remove synchronize_kernel() (deprecated 2-APR-2005 in http://lkml.org/lkml/2005/4/3/11) and makes the RCU API inaccessible to non-GPL Linux kernel modules (as was announced more than one year ago in http://lkml.org/lkml/2005/4/3/8). Tested on x86 and ppc64. Signed-off-by: "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@us.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-05-15[PATCH] RCU: introduce rcu_needs_cpu() interfaceHeiko Carstens1-0/+19
With "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@us.ibm.com> Introduce rcu_needs_cpu() interface. This can be used to tell if there will be a new rcu batch on a cpu soon by looking at the curlist pointer. This can be used to avoid to enter a tickless idle state where the cpu would miss that a new batch is ready when rcu_start_batch would be called on a different cpu. Signed-off-by: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com> Cc: "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@us.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-04-26[PATCH] Remove __devinit and __cpuinit from notifier_call definitionsChandra Seetharaman1-1/+1
Few of the notifier_chain_register() callers use __init in the definition of notifier_call. It is incorrect as the function definition should be available after the initializations (they do not unregister them during initializations). This patch fixes all such usages to _not_ have the notifier_call __init section. Signed-off-by: Chandra Seetharaman <sekharan@us.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-04-26[PATCH] Remove __devinitdata from notifier block definitionsChandra Seetharaman1-1/+1
Few of the notifier_chain_register() callers use __devinitdata in the definition of notifier_block data structure. It is incorrect as the data structure should be available after the initializations (they do not unregister them during initializations). This was leading to an oops when notifier_chain_register() call is invoked for those callback chains after initialization. This patch fixes all such usages to _not_ have the notifier_block data structure in the init data section. Signed-off-by: Chandra Seetharaman <sekharan@us.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-24[PATCH] rcu_process_callbacks: don't cli() while testing ->nxtlistOleg Nesterov1-3/+2
__rcu_process_callbacks() disables interrupts to protect itself from call_rcu() which adds new entries to ->nxtlist. However we can check "->nxtlist != NULL" with interrupts enabled, we can't get "false positives" because call_rcu() can only change this condition from 0 to 1. Tested with rcutorture.ko. Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@tv-sign.ru> Acked-by: Dipankar Sarma <dipankar@in.ibm.com> Cc: "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@us.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-23[PATCH] kernel/rcupdate.c: make two structs staticAdrian Bunk1-2/+2
This patch makes two needlessly global structs static. Signed-off-by: Adrian Bunk <bunk@stusta.de> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-23[PATCH] convert kernel/rcupdate.c:rcu_barrier_sema to mutexIngo Molnar1-5/+5
Convert kernel/rcupdate's rcu_barrier_sema to mutex. Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Acked-by: "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@us.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-03-20[PATCH] add EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL_FUTURE() to RCU subsystemGreg Kroah-Hartman1-3/+3
As the RCU symbols are going to be changed to GPL in the near future, lets warn users that this is going to happen. Cc: Paul McKenney <paulmck@us.ibm.com> Acked-by: Dipankar Sarma <dipankar@in.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@suse.de>
2006-03-08[PATCH] rcu batch tuningDipankar Sarma1-18/+58
This patch adds new tunables for RCU queue and finished batches. There are two types of controls - number of completed RCU updates invoked in a batch (blimit) and monitoring for high rate of incoming RCUs on a cpu (qhimark, qlowmark). By default, the per-cpu batch limit is set to a small value. If the input RCU rate exceeds the high watermark, we do two things - force quiescent state on all cpus and set the batch limit of the CPU to INTMAX. Setting batch limit to INTMAX forces all finished RCUs to be processed in one shot. If we have more than INTMAX RCUs queued up, then we have bigger problems anyway. Once the incoming queued RCUs fall below the low watermark, the batch limit is set to the default. Signed-off-by: Dipankar Sarma <dipankar@in.ibm.com> Cc: "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@us.ibm.com> Cc: "David S. Miller" <davem@davemloft.net> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-01-10[PATCH] rcu: fix hotplug-cpu ->donelist leakOleg Nesterov1-1/+2
Pointed out by Srivatsa Vaddagiri <vatsa@in.ibm.com>. rcu_do_batch() stops after processing maxbatch callbacks on ->donelist leaving rcu_tasklet in TASKLET_STATE_SCHED state. If CPU_DEAD event happens remaining ->donelist entries are lost, rcu_offline_cpu() kills this tasklet. With this patch ->donelist migrates along with ->curlist and ->nxtlist to the current cpu. Compile tested. Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@tv-sign.ru> Acked-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@us.ibm.com> Cc: Srivatsa Vaddagiri <vatsa@in.ibm.com> Cc: Dipankar Sarma <dipankar@in.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-01-10[PATCH] rcu: join rcu_ctrlblk and rcu_stateOleg Nesterov1-44/+38
This patch moves rcu_state into the rcu_ctrlblk. I think there are no reasons why we should have 2 different variables to control rcu state. Every user of rcu_state has also "rcu_ctrlblk *rcp" in the parameter list. Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@tv-sign.ru> Acked-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@us.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-01-09[PATCH] rcu: don't set ->next_pending in rcu_start_batch()Oleg Nesterov1-7/+4
I think it is better to set ->next_pending in the caller, when it is needed. This saves one parameter, and this coincides with cpu_quiet() beahaviour, which sets ->completed = ->cur itself. Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@tv-sign.ru> Acked-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@us.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-01-09[PATCH] rcu: uninline __rcu_pending()Oleg Nesterov1-0/+30
__rcu_pending() is rather fat and called twice from rcu_pending(). rcu_pending() has multiple callers, and not that small too. This patch uninlines both of them. Signed-off-by: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@tv-sign.ru> Acked-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@us.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-01-08[PATCH] rcu file: use atomic primitivesNick Piggin1-14/+0
Use atomic_inc_not_zero for rcu files instead of special case rcuref. Signed-off-by: Nick Piggin <npiggin@suse.de> Cc: "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@us.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-01-08[PATCH] RCU signal handlingIngo Molnar1-0/+1
RCU tasklist_lock and RCU signal handling: send signals RCU-read-locked instead of tasklist_lock read-locked. This is a scalability improvement on SMP and a preemption-latency improvement under PREEMPT_RCU. Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@us.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Acked-by: William Irwin <wli@holomorphy.com> Cc: Roland McGrath <roland@redhat.com> Cc: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@tv-sign.ru> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-01-08[PATCH] Change maxaligned_in_smp alignemnt macros to internodealigned_in_smp ↵Ravikiran G Thirumalai1-2/+2
macros ____cacheline_maxaligned_in_smp is currently used to align critical structures and avoid false sharing. It uses per-arch L1_CACHE_SHIFT_MAX and people find L1_CACHE_SHIFT_MAX useless. However, we have been using ____cacheline_maxaligned_in_smp to align structures on the internode cacheline size. As per Andi's suggestion, following patch kills ____cacheline_maxaligned_in_smp and introduces INTERNODE_CACHE_SHIFT, which defaults to L1_CACHE_SHIFT for all arches. Arches needing L3/Internode cacheline alignment can define INTERNODE_CACHE_SHIFT in the arch asm/cache.h. Patch replaces ____cacheline_maxaligned_in_smp with ____cacheline_internodealigned_in_smp With this patch, L1_CACHE_SHIFT_MAX can be killed Signed-off-by: Ravikiran Thirumalai <kiran@scalex86.org> Signed-off-by: Shai Fultheim <shai@scalex86.org> Signed-off-by: Andi Kleen <ak@suse.de> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-12-12[PATCH] Fix RCU race in access of nohz_cpu_maskSrivatsa Vaddagiri1-5/+13
Accessing nohz_cpu_mask before incrementing rcp->cur is racy. It can cause tickless idle CPUs to be included in rsp->cpumask, which will extend graceperiods unnecessarily. Fix this race. It has been tested using extensions to RCU torture module that forces various CPUs to become idle. Signed-off-by: Srivatsa Vaddagiri <vatsa@in.ibm.com> Cc: Dipankar Sarma <dipankar@in.ibm.com> Cc: "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@us.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-12-12[PATCH] add rcu_barrier() synchronization pointDipankar Sarma1-0/+41
This introduces a new interface - rcu_barrier() which waits until all the RCUs queued until this call have been completed. Reiser4 needs this, because we do more than just freeing memory object in our RCU callback: we also remove it from the list hanging off super-block. This means, that before freeing reiser4-specific portion of super-block (during umount) we have to wait until all pending RCU callbacks are executed. The only change of reiser4 made to the original patch, is exporting of rcu_barrier(). Cc: Hans Reiser <reiser@namesys.com> Cc: Vladimir V. Saveliev <vs@namesys.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-10-30[PATCH] RCU torture-testing kernel modulePaul E. McKenney1-0/+10
This patch is a rewrite of the one submitted on October 1st, using modules (http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-kernel&m=112819093522998&w=2). This rewrite adds a tristate CONFIG_RCU_TORTURE_TEST, which enables an intense torture test of the RCU infratructure. This is needed due to the continued changes to the RCU infrastructure to accommodate dynamic ticks, CPU hotplug, realtime, and so on. Most of the code is in a separate file that is compiled only if the CONFIG variable is set. Documentation on how to run the test and interpret the output is also included. This code has been tested on i386 and ppc64, and an earlier version of the code has received extensive testing on a number of architectures as part of the PREEMPT_RT patchset. Signed-off-by: "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@us.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-10-17[PATCH] rcu: keep rcu callback event counterEric Dumazet1-0/+11
This makes call_rcu() keep track of how many events there are on the RCU list, and cause a reschedule event when the list gets too long. This helps keep RCU event lists down. Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-10-17Increase default RCU batching sharplyLinus Torvalds1-1/+1
Dipankar made RCU limit the batch size to improve latency, but that approach is unworkable: it can cause the RCU queues to grow without bounds, since the batch limiter ended up limiting the callbacks. So make the limit much higher, and start planning on instead limiting the batch size by doing RCU callbacks more often if the queue looks like it might be growing too long. Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-09-09[PATCH] files: rcuref APIsDipankar Sarma1-0/+14
Adds a set of primitives to do reference counting for objects that are looked up without locks using RCU. Signed-off-by: Ravikiran Thirumalai <kiran_th@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Dipankar Sarma <dipankar@in.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-05-01[PATCH] Deprecate synchronize_kernel, GPL replacementPaul E. McKenney1-2/+14
The synchronize_kernel() primitive is used for quite a few different purposes: waiting for RCU readers, waiting for NMIs, waiting for interrupts, and so on. This makes RCU code harder to read, since synchronize_kernel() might or might not have matching rcu_read_lock()s. This patch creates a new synchronize_rcu() that is to be used for RCU readers and a new synchronize_sched() that is used for the rest. These two new primitives currently have the same implementation, but this is might well change with additional real-time support. Both new primitives are GPL-only, the old primitive is deprecated. Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@us.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-05-01[PATCH] kernel/rcupdate.c: make the exports EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPLPaul E. McKenney1-3/+3
The gpl exports need to be put back. Moving them to GPL -- but in a measured manner, as I proposed on this list some months ago -- is fine. Changing these particular exports precipitously is most definitely -not- fine. Here is my earlier proposal: http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-kernel&m=110520930301813&w=2 See below for a patch that puts the exports back, along with an updated version of my earlier patch that starts the process of moving them to GPL. I will also be following this message with RFC patches that introduce two (EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL) interfaces to replace synchronize_kernel(), which then becomes deprecated. Signed-off-by: <paulmck@us.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-04-16Linux-2.6.12-rc2v2.6.12-rc2Linus Torvalds1-0/+470
Initial git repository build. I'm not bothering with the full history, even though we have it. We can create a separate "historical" git archive of that later if we want to, and in the meantime it's about 3.2GB when imported into git - space that would just make the early git days unnecessarily complicated, when we don't have a lot of good infrastructure for it. Let it rip!

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