Re: [patch 08/34] arm: Use generic idle loop
From: Thomas Gleixner
Date: Thu Apr 25 2013 - 17:01:14 EST
On Thu, 25 Apr 2013, Stephen Boyd wrote:
> On 04/09/13 02:38, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> > On Tue, Apr 09, 2013 at 11:20:31AM +0200, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> >> On Mon, 8 Apr 2013, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> >>> On Mon, Mar 25, 2013 at 03:02:39PM +0100, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> >>> So, how can I review these changes when all there is is a git URL, and
> >>> I *do* not want to pull them into my tree without first looking at the
> >>> patches, possibly reviewing them and *replying* with the patch inline?
> >> the patches were CC'ed to LKML and linux-arch and I expected that you
> >> are at least having the latter. Find the relevant patch inlined below.
> > I've not been on linux-arch for a few years now, after it evolved into
> > yet another lkml-like list with high traffic rates, where mainly specific
> > x86 issues seemed to be discussed, rather than it being a way to contact
> > all arch maintainers.
> >> It is a counter. I looked carefully at all the various slightly
> >> differently fcked up implementations and picked the counter based one
> >> as it fits all requirements.
> > Great, thanks. The attached patch looks fine to me.
> I'm pretty sure that we need to apply this patch now that
> rcu_idle_enter()/exit() is called lower down in the idle loop. Kevin,
> did you test hotplug?
If the patch is agreed on, I guess I should take it via my idle
consolidation branch, right ?
> From: Stephen Boyd <sboyd@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [PATCH] ARM: smp: Drop RCU_NONIDLE usage in cpu_die()
> Before f7b861b (arm: Use generic idle loop, 2013-03-21) ARM would
> kill the CPU within the rcu idle section. Now that the
> rcu_idle_enter()/exit() pair have been pushed lower down in the
> idle loop this is no longer true and so using RCU_NONIDLE here is
> no longer necessary and also harmful because RCU is not actually
> idle at this point.
> Signed-off-by: Stephen Boyd <sboyd@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> arch/arm/kernel/smp.c | 2 +-
> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> diff --git a/arch/arm/kernel/smp.c b/arch/arm/kernel/smp.c
> index 4619177..78f1eb5 100644
> --- a/arch/arm/kernel/smp.c
> +++ b/arch/arm/kernel/smp.c
> @@ -233,7 +233,7 @@ void __ref cpu_die(void)
> /* Tell __cpu_die() that this CPU is now safe to dispose of */
> - RCU_NONIDLE(complete(&cpu_died));
> + complete(&cpu_died);
> * actual CPU shutdown procedure is at least platform (if not
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