Re: [PATCH v3 tip/core/rcu 3/9] rcu: Add synchronous grace-period waiting for RCU-tasks
From: Paul E. McKenney
Date: Fri Aug 08 2014 - 13:09:27 EST
On Fri, Aug 08, 2014 at 06:51:12PM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 08, 2014 at 09:39:05AM -0700, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> > On Fri, Aug 08, 2014 at 06:27:14PM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > > On Fri, Aug 08, 2014 at 10:58:58AM -0400, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> > >
> > > > > > No, they are also used by optimized kprobes. This is why optimized
> > > > > > kprobes depend on !CONFIG_PREEMPT. [ added Masami to the discussion ].
> > > > >
> > > > > How do those work? Is that one where the INT3 relocates the instruction
> > > > > stream into an alternative 'text' and that JMPs back into the original
> > > > > stream at the end?
> > > >
> > > > No, it's where we replace the 'int3' with a jump to a trampoline that
> > > > simulates an INT3. Speeds things up quite a bit.
> > >
> > > OK, so the trivial 'fix' for that is to patch the probe site like:
> > >
> > > preempt_disable(); INC GS:%__preempt_count
> > > call trampoline; CALL 0xDEADBEEF
> > > preempt_enable(); DEC GS:%__preempt_count
> > > JNZ 1f
> > > CALL ___preempt_schedule
> > > 1f:
> > >
> > > At which point the preempt_disable/enable() are the read side primitives
> > > and call_rcu_sched/synchronize_sched are sufficient to release it.
> > Unless this is done in idle, at which point RCU-sched is studiously
> > ignoring any preempt_disable() sections.
> Well, given that kprobes is already using it, it 'must' be good ;-) I
> suspect much of the idle loop is marked with __kprobe or so, or nobody
> has been brave enough to try.
Not seeing much in the way of __kprobe, so guessing lack of bravery.
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