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From: "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
To: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
Cc: Josh Triplett <josh@joshtriplett.org>,
	linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org, mingo@elte.hu,
	laijs@cn.fujitsu.com, dipankar@in.ibm.com,
	akpm@linux-foundation.org, mathieu.desnoyers@polymtl.ca,
	niv@us.ibm.com, tglx@linutronix.de, peterz@infradead.org,
	Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu, dhowells@redhat.com,
	eric.dumazet@gmail.com, darren@dvhart.com, fweisbec@gmail.com,
	sbw@mit.edu, patches@linaro.org,
	"Paul E. McKenney" <paul.mckenney@linaro.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH tip/core/rcu 04/15] rcu: Permit RCU_NONIDLE() to be used from interrupt context
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2012 16:14:15 -0700	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20120904231415.GW2593@linux.vnet.ibm.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <1346799082.27919.31.camel@gandalf.local.home>

On Tue, Sep 04, 2012 at 06:51:22PM -0400, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> On Tue, 2012-09-04 at 15:33 -0700, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> > On Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 11:00:52AM -0700, Josh Triplett wrote:
> > > On Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 11:56:17AM -0700, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> > > > From: "Paul E. McKenney" <paul.mckenney@linaro.org>
> > > > 
> > > > There is a need to use RCU from interrupt context, but either before
> > > > rcu_irq_enter() is called or after rcu_irq_exit() is called.  If the
> > > > interrupt occurs from idle, then lockdep-RCU will complain about such
> > > > uses, as they appear to be illegal uses of RCU from the idle loop.
> > > > In other environments, RCU_NONIDLE() could be used to properly protect
> > > > the use of RCU, but RCU_NONIDLE() currently cannot be invoked except
> > > > from process context.
> > > > 
> > > > This commit therefore modifies RCU_NONIDLE() to permit its use more
> > > > globally.
> > > > 
> > > > Reported-by: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
> > > > Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paul.mckenney@linaro.org>
> > > > Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> > > 
> > > Something seems wrong about this.  The addition of EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL
> > > suggests that such interrupt handlers might live in modules.  In what
> > > situation might a module interrupt handler get called from the idle
> > > loop, before rcu_irq_enter or after rcu_irq_exit, and need to know that
> > > when using RCU?
> > 
> > Drivers can be in modules, in which case their interrupt handlers will
> > also be in the corresponding module.  I do agree that in most cases,
> > the irq_enter() and irq_exit() hooks would be invoked by non-module code,
> > but I do believe that I had to add those exports due to build failures.
> > 
> > Steven will let me know if I am confused on this point.
> > 
> 
> You're not confused, the situation is confusing :-/
> 
> Because some trace events happen inside the idle loop after rcu has
> "shutdown", we needed to create "trace_foo_rcuidle()" handlers that can
> handle this condition. That is, for every trace_foo() static inline
> (used at the tracepoint location), there exists a static inline
> trace_foo_rcuidle(), that looks something like this:
> 
> static inline void trace_##name##_rcuidle(proto) {
> 	if (static_key_false(&__tracepoint_##name.key)) { 
> 		rcu_idle_exit();
> 		__DO_TRACE();
> 		rcu_idle_enter();
> 	}
> }
> 
> Although these calls are never used by module code, because they are
> static inlines, they are still defined for all tracepoints, kernel
> tracepoints as well as module tracepoints. And thus, need the export :-(

Very good -- I will add this to the commit log, with attribution.

							Thanx, Paul


  parent reply	other threads:[~2012-09-04 23:14 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 86+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2012-08-30 18:56 [PATCH tip/core/rcu 0/15] Miscellaneous fixes Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-30 18:56 ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 01/15] rcu: Add PROVE_RCU_DELAY to provoke difficult races Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-30 18:56   ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 02/15] rcu: Pull TINY_RCU dyntick-idle tracing into non-idle region Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-31 16:53     ` Josh Triplett
2012-08-30 18:56   ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 03/15] rcu: Properly initialize ->boost_tasks on CPU offline Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-31 17:56     ` Josh Triplett
2012-09-06 14:40     ` Peter Zijlstra
2012-09-06 20:58       ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-30 18:56   ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 04/15] rcu: Permit RCU_NONIDLE() to be used from interrupt context Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-31 18:00     ` Josh Triplett
2012-09-04 22:33       ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-04 22:48         ` Josh Triplett
2012-09-04 22:51         ` Steven Rostedt
2012-09-04 23:08           ` Josh Triplett
2012-09-04 23:23             ` Steven Rostedt
2012-09-04 23:33               ` Josh Triplett
2012-09-04 23:43                 ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-06 18:54                   ` Josh Triplett
2012-09-06 19:54                     ` Steven Rostedt
2012-09-07  6:09                       ` Josh Triplett
2012-09-07 14:24                         ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-07 14:47                           ` Josh Triplett
2012-09-07 15:16                             ` Steven Rostedt
2012-09-12  1:07                               ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-12 14:13                                 ` Steven Rostedt
2012-09-12 15:03                                   ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-12 15:18                                     ` Steven Rostedt
2012-09-12 16:57                                       ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-04 23:46                 ` Steven Rostedt
2012-09-05  0:42                   ` Josh Triplett
2012-09-05  6:23                   ` [PATCH] trace: Don't declare trace_*_rcuidle functions in modules Josh Triplett
2012-09-05 14:26                     ` Mathieu Desnoyers
2012-09-05 16:36                     ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-06 19:49                     ` Steven Rostedt
2012-09-14  6:07                     ` [tip:core/rcu] trace: Don' t " tip-bot for Josh Triplett
2012-09-04 23:14           ` Paul E. McKenney [this message]
2012-08-30 18:56   ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 05/15] rcu: Improve boost selection when moving tasks to root rcu_node Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-31 18:09     ` Josh Triplett
2012-08-30 18:56   ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 06/15] rcu: Make offline-CPU checking allow for indefinite delays Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-31 18:12     ` Josh Triplett
2012-08-30 18:56   ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 07/15] rcu: Fix obsolete rcu_initiate_boost() header comment Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-31 18:13     ` Josh Triplett
2012-08-30 18:56   ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 08/15] rcu: Apply for_each_rcu_flavor() to increment_cpu_stall_ticks() Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-31 18:15     ` Josh Triplett
2012-09-04 22:44       ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-30 18:56   ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 09/15] rcu: Avoid rcu_print_detail_task_stall_rnp() segfault Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-31 18:19     ` Josh Triplett
2012-09-04 22:46       ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-04 22:55         ` Josh Triplett
2012-08-30 18:56   ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 10/15] rcu: Protect rcu_node accesses during CPU stall warnings Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-31 18:23     ` Josh Triplett
2012-09-04 22:51       ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-06 14:51     ` Peter Zijlstra
2012-09-06 21:01       ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-30 18:56   ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 11/15] rcu: Avoid spurious RCU " Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-31 18:24     ` Josh Triplett
2012-09-06 14:56     ` Peter Zijlstra
2012-09-06 15:07       ` Steven Rostedt
2012-09-06 15:19         ` Peter Zijlstra
2012-09-06 21:03           ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-06 21:41             ` Steven Rostedt
2012-09-06 21:58               ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-06 22:05                 ` Steven Rostedt
2012-09-06 22:22                   ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-07  7:00                     ` Peter Zijlstra
2012-09-07 14:42                       ` Steven Rostedt
2012-08-30 18:56   ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 12/15] rcu: Remove redundant memory barrier from __call_rcu() Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-31 18:30     ` Josh Triplett
2012-08-31 18:40       ` Josh Triplett
2012-08-30 18:56   ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 13/15] rcu: Move TINY_PREEMPT_RCU away from raw_local_irq_save() Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-31 18:34     ` Josh Triplett
2012-09-04 23:03       ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-30 18:56   ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 14/15] time: RCU permitted to stop idle entry via softirq Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-31 18:51     ` Josh Triplett
2012-09-06 15:12     ` Peter Zijlstra
2012-09-06 21:35       ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-06 21:57         ` Steven Rostedt
2012-09-06 22:11           ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-30 18:56   ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 15/15] kmemleak: Replace list_for_each_continue_rcu with new interface Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-31 18:55     ` Josh Triplett
2012-09-04 23:41       ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-08-31 16:49   ` [PATCH tip/core/rcu 01/15] rcu: Add PROVE_RCU_DELAY to provoke difficult races Josh Triplett
2012-09-04 22:36     ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-06 14:38   ` Peter Zijlstra
2012-09-06 20:51     ` Paul E. McKenney
2012-09-07  6:54       ` Peter Zijlstra

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