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From: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
To: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>,
	Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>,
	Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>,
	Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@efficios.com>,
	"Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 1/3] tracepoints: Do not use call_rcu_sched() before early_initcall()
Date: Sun, 14 Dec 2014 11:53:32 -0500
Message-ID: <20141214115332.76be1b8b@gandalf.local.home> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20141214164803.991954802@goodmis.org>

On Sun, 14 Dec 2014 11:41:05 -0500
Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org> wrote:

> From: "Steven Rostedt (Red Hat)" <rostedt@goodmis.org>
> 
> In order to move enabling of trace events to just after mm_init(), the
> tracepoint enable code can not use call_rcu_sched() because rcu isn't
> even initialized yet.  Since this can only happen before SMP is set up
> (and even before interrupts are set up), there's no reason to use
> call_rcu_sched() at this point.
> 
> Instead, create a variable called tracepoint_rcu_safe that gets enabled
> via early_initcall() and if that is not set, free the code directly
> instead of using call_rcu_sched().
> 
> This allows us to enable tracepoints early without issues.
> 
> Cc: Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@efficios.com>
> Cc: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
> Signed-off-by: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org>
> ---
>  kernel/tracepoint.c | 27 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++-
>  1 file changed, 26 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> 
> diff --git a/kernel/tracepoint.c b/kernel/tracepoint.c
> index 3490407dc7b7..9b90ef0ac731 100644
> --- a/kernel/tracepoint.c
> +++ b/kernel/tracepoint.c
> @@ -33,6 +33,15 @@ extern struct tracepoint * const __stop___tracepoints_ptrs[];
>  /* Set to 1 to enable tracepoint debug output */
>  static const int tracepoint_debug;
>  
> +/*
> + * traceoint_rcu_is_safe is set to true at early_initcall().
> + * Tracepoints can be enabled before rcu is initialized.
> + * When that happens, there's no reason to free via call_rcu()
> + * because the system isn't even in SMP mode yet, and rcu isn't
> + * initialized. Just directly free the old tracepoints instead.
> + */
> +static bool tracepoint_rcu_is_safe;

Hmm, I probably should make this read_mostly.

Although, it's not a hot path. Still, it gets set once at boot up and
never touched again. Yeah, that deserves a read_mostly.

-- Steve

> +
>  #ifdef CONFIG_MODULES
>  /*
>   * Tracepoint module list mutex protects the local module list.
> @@ -76,7 +85,16 @@ static inline void release_probes(struct tracepoint_func *old)
>  	if (old) {
>  		struct tp_probes *tp_probes = container_of(old,
>  			struct tp_probes, probes[0]);
> -		call_rcu_sched(&tp_probes->rcu, rcu_free_old_probes);
> +		/*
> +		 * Tracepoints can be enabled before RCU is initialized
> +		 * at boot up. If that is the case, do not bother using
> +		 * call_rcu() (because that will fail), but instead just
> +		 * free directly.
> +		 */
> +		if (likely(tracepoint_rcu_is_safe))
> +			call_rcu_sched(&tp_probes->rcu, rcu_free_old_probes);
> +		else
> +			rcu_free_old_probes(&tp_probes->rcu);
>  	}
>  }
>  
> @@ -518,3 +536,10 @@ void syscall_unregfunc(void)
>  	}
>  }
>  #endif
> +
> +static __init int init_tracepoint_rcu(void)
> +{
> +	tracepoint_rcu_is_safe = true;
> +	return 0;
> +}
> +early_initcall(init_tracepoint_rcu);


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Thread overview: 20+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2014-12-14 16:41 [PATCH 0/3] tracing: Enable tracepoints early and allow printk to use them Steven Rostedt
2014-12-14 16:41 ` [PATCH 1/3] tracepoints: Do not use call_rcu_sched() before early_initcall() Steven Rostedt
2014-12-14 16:53   ` Steven Rostedt [this message]
2014-12-14 18:08     ` Paul E. McKenney
2014-12-14 18:15       ` Steven Rostedt
2014-12-14 18:18         ` Paul E. McKenney
2014-12-14 18:25           ` Steven Rostedt
2014-12-14 20:23             ` Paul E. McKenney
2014-12-14 17:05   ` Mathieu Desnoyers
2014-12-14 17:14     ` Steven Rostedt
2014-12-14 17:21       ` Steven Rostedt
2014-12-14 17:29         ` Mathieu Desnoyers
2014-12-14 17:44           ` Steven Rostedt
2014-12-14 18:13             ` Paul E. McKenney
2014-12-14 16:41 ` [PATCH 2/3] tracing: Move enabling tracepoints to just after mm_init() Steven Rostedt
2014-12-14 18:14   ` Paul E. McKenney
2014-12-14 18:20     ` Steven Rostedt
2014-12-14 20:26       ` Paul E. McKenney
2014-12-14 16:41 ` [PATCH 3/3] tracing: Add tp_printk cmdline to have tracepoints go to printk() Steven Rostedt
2014-12-14 17:07 ` [PATCH 0/3] tracing: Enable tracepoints early and allow printk to use them Steven Rostedt

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