Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2019 23:01:50 -0400 From: Joel Fernandes <joel@...lfernandes.org> To: "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@...ux.ibm.com> Cc: linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, Oleg Nesterov <oleg@...hat.com>, Alexey Kuznetsov <kuznet@....inr.ac.ru>, Bjorn Helgaas <bhelgaas@...gle.com>, Borislav Petkov <bp@...en8.de>, c0d1n61at3@...il.com, "David S. Miller" <davem@...emloft.net>, edumazet@...gle.com, Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@...uxfoundation.org>, Hideaki YOSHIFUJI <yoshfuji@...ux-ipv6.org>, "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@...or.com>, Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>, Jonathan Corbet <corbet@....net>, Josh Triplett <josh@...htriplett.org>, keescook@...omium.org, kernel-hardening@...ts.openwall.com, kernel-team@...roid.com, Lai Jiangshan <jiangshanlai@...il.com>, Len Brown <lenb@...nel.org>, linux-acpi@...r.kernel.org, linux-doc@...r.kernel.org, linux-pci@...r.kernel.org, linux-pm@...r.kernel.org, Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@...icios.com>, neilb@...e.com, netdev@...r.kernel.org, Pavel Machek <pavel@....cz>, peterz@...radead.org, "Rafael J. Wysocki" <rjw@...ysocki.net>, Rasmus Villemoes <rasmus.villemoes@...vas.dk>, rcu@...r.kernel.org, Steven Rostedt <rostedt@...dmis.org>, Tejun Heo <tj@...nel.org>, Thomas Gleixner <tglx@...utronix.de>, will@...nel.org, "maintainer:X86 ARCHITECTURE (32-BIT AND 64-BIT)" <x86@...nel.org> Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 3/9] rcu/sync: Remove custom check for reader-section On Fri, Jul 12, 2019 at 04:32:06PM -0700, Paul E. McKenney wrote: > On Fri, Jul 12, 2019 at 05:35:59PM -0400, Joel Fernandes wrote: > > On Fri, Jul 12, 2019 at 01:00:18PM -0400, Joel Fernandes (Google) wrote: > > > The rcu/sync code was doing its own check whether we are in a reader > > > section. With RCU consolidating flavors and the generic helper added in > > > this series, this is no longer need. We can just use the generic helper > > > and it results in a nice cleanup. > > > > > > Cc: Oleg Nesterov <oleg@...hat.com> > > > Signed-off-by: Joel Fernandes (Google) <joel@...lfernandes.org> > > > > Hi Oleg, > > Slightly unrelated to the patch, > > I tried hard to understand this comment below in percpu_down_read() but no dice. > > > > I do understand how rcu sync and percpu rwsem works, however the comment > > below didn't make much sense to me. For one, there's no readers_fast anymore > > so I did not follow what readers_fast means. Could the comment be updated to > > reflect latest changes? > > Also could you help understand how is a writer not able to change > > sem->state and count the per-cpu read counters at the same time as the > > comment tries to say? > > > > /* > > * We are in an RCU-sched read-side critical section, so the writer > > * cannot both change sem->state from readers_fast and start checking > > * counters while we are here. So if we see !sem->state, we know that > > * the writer won't be checking until we're past the preempt_enable() > > * and that once the synchronize_rcu() is done, the writer will see > > * anything we did within this RCU-sched read-size critical section. > > */ > > > > Also, > > I guess we could get rid of all of the gp_ops struct stuff now that since all > > the callbacks are the same now. I will post that as a follow-up patch to this > > series. > > Hello, Joel, > > Oleg has a set of patches updating this code that just hit mainline > this week. These patches get rid of the code that previously handled > RCU's multiple flavors. Or are you looking at current mainline and > me just missing your point? > Hi Paul, You are right on point. I have a bad habit of not rebasing my trees. In this case the feature branch of mine in concern was based on v5.1. Needless to say, I need to rebase my tree. Yes, this sync clean up patch does conflict when I rebase, but other patches rebase just fine. The 2 options I see are: 1. Let us drop this patch for now and I resend it later. 2. I resend all patches based on Linus's master branch. thanks, - Joel
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