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Subject[PATCH tip/core/rcu 09/12] rcu: IPI all CPUs at GP end for strict GPs
From: "Paul E. McKenney" <>

Currently, each CPU discovers the end of a given grace period on its
own time, which is again good for efficiency but bad for fast grace
periods, given that it is things like kfree() within the RCU callbacks
that will cause trouble for pointers leaked from RCU read-side critical
sections. This commit therefore uses on_each_cpu() to IPI each CPU
after grace-period cleanup in order to inform each CPU of the end of
the old grace period in a timely manner, but only in kernels build with

Reported-by Jann Horn <>
Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <>
kernel/rcu/tree.c | 4 ++++
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)

diff --git a/kernel/rcu/tree.c b/kernel/rcu/tree.c
index a30d6f3..dd7af40 100644
--- a/kernel/rcu/tree.c
+++ b/kernel/rcu/tree.c
@@ -2034,6 +2034,10 @@ static void rcu_gp_cleanup(void)
rcu_state.gp_flags & RCU_GP_FLAG_INIT);
+ // If strict, make all CPUs aware of the end of the old grace period.
+ on_each_cpu(rcu_strict_gp_boundary, NULL, 0);

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