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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/4] rcu/tree: Use schedule_delayed_work() instead of WQ_HIGHPRI queue
On Fri, Sep 18, 2020 at 09:48:17PM +0200, Uladzislau Rezki (Sony) wrote:
> Recently the separate worker thread has been introduced to
> maintain the local page cache from the regular kernel context,
> instead of kvfree_rcu() contexts. That was done because a caller
> of the k[v]free_rcu() can be any context type what is a problem
> from the allocation point of view.
> >From the other hand, the lock-less way of obtaining a page has
> been introduced and directly injected to the k[v]free_rcu() path.
> Therefore it is not important anymore to use a high priority "wq"
> for the external job that used to fill a page cache ASAP when it
> was empty.
> Signed-off-by: Uladzislau Rezki (Sony) <>

And I needed to apply the patch below to make this one pass rcutorture
scenarios SRCU-P and TREE05. Repeat by:

tools/testing/selftests/rcutorture/bin/ --allcpus --duration 3 --configs "SRCU-P TREE05" --trust-make

Without the patch below, the system hangs very early in boot.

Please let me know if some other fix would be better.

Thanx, Paul


diff --git a/kernel/rcu/tree.c b/kernel/rcu/tree.c
index 8ce1ea4..2424e2a 100644
--- a/kernel/rcu/tree.c
+++ b/kernel/rcu/tree.c
@@ -3481,7 +3481,8 @@ void kvfree_call_rcu(struct rcu_head *head, rcu_callback_t func)
success = kvfree_call_rcu_add_ptr_to_bulk(krcp, ptr);
if (!success) {
// Use delayed work, so we do not deadlock with rq->lock.
- if (!atomic_xchg(&krcp->work_in_progress, 1))
+ if (rcu_scheduler_active == RCU_SCHEDULER_RUNNING &&
+ !atomic_xchg(&krcp->work_in_progress, 1))
schedule_delayed_work(&krcp->page_cache_work, 1);

if (head == NULL)
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