[tip:,core/rcu] rcu: Unconditionally use rcuc threads on PREEMPT_RT
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Message ID 161340094602.20312.12836987543630267200.tip-bot2@tip-bot2
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Commit 8b9a0ecc7ef5e1ed3afbc926de17399a37128c82
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tip-bot2 for Wang Wensheng Feb. 15, 2021, 2:55 p.m. UTC
The following commit has been merged into the core/rcu branch of tip:

Commit-ID:     8b9a0ecc7ef5e1ed3afbc926de17399a37128c82
Gitweb:        https://git.kernel.org/tip/8b9a0ecc7ef5e1ed3afbc926de17399a37128c82
Author:        Scott Wood <swood@redhat.com>
AuthorDate:    Tue, 15 Dec 2020 15:16:46 +01:00
Committer:     Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@kernel.org>
CommitterDate: Mon, 04 Jan 2021 13:43:51 -08:00

rcu: Unconditionally use rcuc threads on PREEMPT_RT

PREEMPT_RT systems have long used the rcutree.use_softirq kernel
boot parameter to avoid use of RCU_SOFTIRQ handlers, which can disrupt
real-time applications by invoking callbacks during return from interrupts
that arrived while executing time-critical code.  This kernel boot
parameter instead runs RCU core processing in an 'rcuc' kthread, thus
allowing the scheduler to do its job of avoiding disrupting time-critical
code.

This commit therefore disables the rcutree.use_softirq kernel boot
parameter on PREEMPT_RT systems, thus forcing such systems to do RCU
core processing in 'rcuc' kthreads.  This approach has long been in
use by users of the -rt patchset, and there have been no complaints.
There is therefore no way for the system administrator to override this
choice, at least without modifying and rebuilding the kernel.

Signed-off-by: Scott Wood <swood@redhat.com>
[bigeasy: Reword commit message]
Signed-off-by: Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <bigeasy@linutronix.de>
[ paulmck: Update kernel-parameters.txt accordingly. ]
Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@kernel.org>
---
 Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt | 4 ++++
 kernel/rcu/tree.c                               | 4 +++-
 2 files changed, 7 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

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diff --git a/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt b/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt
index c722ec1..521255f 100644
--- a/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt
+++ b/Documentation/admin-guide/kernel-parameters.txt
@@ -4092,6 +4092,10 @@ 
 			value, meaning that RCU_SOFTIRQ is used by default.
 			Specify rcutree.use_softirq=0 to use rcuc kthreads.
 
+			But note that CONFIG_PREEMPT_RT=y kernels disable
+			this kernel boot parameter, forcibly setting it
+			to zero.
+
 	rcutree.rcu_fanout_exact= [KNL]
 			Disable autobalancing of the rcu_node combining
 			tree.  This is used by rcutorture, and might
diff --git a/kernel/rcu/tree.c b/kernel/rcu/tree.c
index 40e5e3d..d609035 100644
--- a/kernel/rcu/tree.c
+++ b/kernel/rcu/tree.c
@@ -100,8 +100,10 @@  static struct rcu_state rcu_state = {
 static bool dump_tree;
 module_param(dump_tree, bool, 0444);
 /* By default, use RCU_SOFTIRQ instead of rcuc kthreads. */
-static bool use_softirq = true;
+static bool use_softirq = !IS_ENABLED(CONFIG_PREEMPT_RT);
+#ifndef CONFIG_PREEMPT_RT
 module_param(use_softirq, bool, 0444);
+#endif
 /* Control rcu_node-tree auto-balancing at boot time. */
 static bool rcu_fanout_exact;
 module_param(rcu_fanout_exact, bool, 0444);