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SubjectRe: [GIT PULL] RCU changes for v5.10
On Mon, Oct 12, 2020 at 7:14 AM Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org> wrote:
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> Please pull the latest core/rcu git tree from:
>
> git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tip/tip.git core-rcu-2020-10-12

I've pulled everything but that last merge and the PREEMPT_COUNT stuff
that came with it.

When Paul asked whether it was ok for RCU to use preempt_count() and I
answered in the affirmative, I didn't mean it in the sense of "RCU
wants to force it on everybody else too".

I'm pretty convinced that the proper fix is to simply make sure that
rcu_free() and friends aren't run under any raw spinlocks. So even if
the cost of preempt-count isn't that noticeable, there just isn't a
reason for RCU to say "screw everybody else, I want this" when there
are other alternatives.

Linus

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