Re: [PATCH v15 04/13] task_isolation: add initial support

From: Frederic Weisbecker
Date: Tue Sep 27 2016 - 10:51:42 EST

On Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 04:39:26PM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 27, 2016 at 04:22:20PM +0200, Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
> > The RCU context tracking doesn't take care of callbacks. It's only there
> > to tell the RCU core whether the CPU runs code that may or may not run
> > RCU read side critical sections. This is assumed by "kernel may use RCU,
> > userspace can't".
> Userspace never can use the kernels RCU in any case. What you mean to
> say is that userspace is treated like an idle CPU in that the CPU will
> no longer be part of the RCU quescent state machine.
> The transition to userspace (as per context tracking) must ensure that
> CPUs RCU state is 'complete', just like our transition to idle (mostly)
> does.