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SubjectRe: [GIT PULL rcu-tasks-trace] 50x speedup for synchronize_rcu_tasks_trace()
On Wed, Sep 23, 2020 at 07:46:15PM -0700, Alexei Starovoitov wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 22, 2020 at 9:25 AM Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@kernel.org> wrote:
> >
> > Hello, Alexei,
> >
> > This pull request contains eight commits that speed up RCU Tasks Trace
> > grace periods by a factor of 50, fix a few race conditions exposed
> > by this speedup, and clean up a couple of minor issues. These have
> > been exposed to 0day and -next testing, and have passed well over 1,000
> > hours of rcutorture testing, some of which has contained ad-hoc changes
> > to further increase race probabilities. So they should be solid!
> > (Famous last words...)
> >
> > I would normally have sent this series up through -tip, but as we
> > discussed, going up through the BFP and networking trees provides the
> > needed exposure to real-world testing of these changes. Please note
> > that the first patch is already in mainline, but given identical SHA-1
> > commit IDs, git should have no problem figuring this out. I will also
> > be retaining these commits in -rcu in order to continue exposing them
> > to rcutorture testing, but again the identical SHA-1 commit IDs will
> > make everything work out.
>
> Pulled into bpf-next. Thanks a lot.
>
> Also confirming 50x speedup.
> Really nice to see that selftests/bpf are now fast again.
>
> Not only all bpf developers will be running these patches now,
> but the bpf CI system will be exercising them as well.

Sounds very good, thank you! If problems arise, you know where
to find me. As do most of the people running these patches, I
would guess. ;-)

Thanx, Paul

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