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SubjectRe: [GIT PULL] RCU changes for v5.10

* Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 12, 2020 at 7:14 AM Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org> wrote:
> >
> > 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.

That's certainly true - thanks for catching this & sorting it out from
the bigger pull request!

Thanks,

Ingo

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