Re: Query regarding synchronize_sched_expedited and resched_cpu

From: Peter Zijlstra
Date: Thu Sep 21 2017 - 09:55:58 EST

On Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 11:11:05AM -0400, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> On Sun, 17 Sep 2017 11:37:06 +0530
> Neeraj Upadhyay <neeraju@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Hi Paul, how about replacing raw_spin_trylock_irqsave with
> > raw_spin_lock_irqsave in resched_cpu()? Are there any paths
> > in RCU code, which depend on trylock check/spinlock recursion?
> It looks to me that resched_cpu() was added for nohz full sched
> balancing, but is not longer used by that. The only user is currently
> RCU. Perhaps we should change that from a trylock to a lock.

No, regular NOHZ balancing. NOHZ FULL wasn't conceived back then.

46cb4b7c88fa ("sched: dynticks idle load balancing")

And yeah, its no longer used for that.

And given RCU is the only user of that thing, I suppose we can indeed
change it to a full lock.