Re: [PATCH 1/3] tracepoints: Do not use call_rcu_sched() before early_initcall()

From: Paul E. McKenney
Date: Sun Dec 14 2014 - 15:24:03 EST

On Sun, Dec 14, 2014 at 01:25:56PM -0500, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> On Sun, 14 Dec 2014 10:18:35 -0800
> "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > > With your feed back, and because I would like this to go into 3.19, I
> > > would like to keep the current patch as is (with the read_mostly
> > > update, which I'm currently testing). We can always change it later
> > > after call_rcu() has been changed.
> >
> > Completely agreed! ;-)
> For this late in the game, we need to play it safe.
> I got rid of my tracepoint patch and moved trace_init() to after
> rcu_init(), which I think is good enough for Thomas. Thomas?
> I'll start testing that now.

That should work as well.

> Later, if you could add a rcu_init() version that lets us call
> call_rcu_sched() just after mm_init() then we could move trace_init()
> up a bit more.

OK, will put something together for that. Good to hear that this is
not needed indefinitely early -- that would be a bit harder. ;-)

Thanx, Paul

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