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SubjectRe: srcu: use cpu_online() instead custom check
On Thu, Nov 08, 2018 at 06:46:55PM +0100, Sebastian Andrzej Siewior wrote:
> On 2018-11-08 09:10:24 [-0800], Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> > > Is this again a hidden RCU detail that preempt_disable() on CPU4 is
> > > enough to ensure that CPU2 does not get marked offline between?
> >
> > The call_rcu_sched parameter to synchronize_rcu_mult() makes this work.
> > This synchronize_rcu_mult() call is in sched_cpu_deactivate(), so it
> > is a hidden sched/RCU detail, I guess.
> >
> > Or am I missing the point of your question?
>
> No, this answers it.
>
> > > > Or is getting rid of that preempt_disable region the real reason for
> > > > this change?
> > >
> > > Well, that preempt_disable() + queue_(delayed_)work() does not work -RT.
> > > But looking further, that preempt_disable() while looking at online CPUs
> > > didn't look good.
> >
> > That is why it is invoked from the very early CPU-hotplug notifier. That
> > early in the process, the preempt_disable() does prevent the current CPU
> > from being taken offline twice: Once due to synchronize_rcu_mult(), and
> > once due to the stop-machine call.
>
> :)
>
> > > The description is not up-to-date. There was this hunk:
> > > |@@ -4236,8 +4232,6 @@ void __init rcu_init(void)
> > > | for_each_online_cpu(cpu) {
> > > | rcutree_prepare_cpu(cpu);
> > > | rcu_cpu_starting(cpu);
> > > |- if (IS_ENABLED(CONFIG_TREE_SRCU))
> > > |- srcu_online_cpu(cpu);
> > > | }
> > > | }
> > >
> > > which got removed in v4.16.
> >
> > Ah! Here is the current rcu_init() code:
> >
> > for_each_online_cpu(cpu) {
> > rcutree_prepare_cpu(cpu);
> > rcu_cpu_starting(cpu);
> > rcutree_online_cpu(cpu);
> > }
> >
> > And rcutree_online_cpu() calls srcu_online_cpu() when CONFIG_TREE_SRCU
> > is enabled, so no need for the direct call from rcu_init().
>
> So if a CPU goes down, the timer gets migrated to another CPU. If the
> CPU is already offline the timer can be programmed and nothing happens.
> If timer_add_on() would return an error we could have fallback code.
> Looking at the users of queue_delayed_work_on() there are only two using
> it really (the others are using smp_processor_id()) and one of them is
> using get_online_cpus().
> It does not look like there a lot of users affected. Would be reasonable
> to avoid adding timers to offlined CPUs?

Just to make sure I understand, this is the call to queue_delayed_work_on()
from srcu_queue_delayed_work_on(), right?

And if I am guessing correctly, you would like to get rid of the
constraint requiring CPUHP_RCUTREE_PREP to precede CPUHP_TIMERS_PREPARE?
If so, the swait_event_idle_timeout_exclusive() in rcu_gp_fqs_loop()
in kernel/rcu/tree.c also requires this ordering. There are probably
other pieces of code needing this.

Plus the reason for running this on a specific CPU is that the workqueue
item is processing that CPU's per-CPU variables, including invoking that
CPU's callbacks. The item is srcu_invoke_callbacks().

Thanx, Paul

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