Re: [PATCH] rcu: update: make RCU_EXPEDITE_BOOT default

From: Josh Triplett
Date: Mon Nov 07 2016 - 12:41:42 EST

On Mon, Nov 07, 2016 at 06:30:30PM +0100, Sebastian Andrzej Siewior wrote:
> On 2016-11-07 12:19:39 [-0500], Steven Rostedt wrote:
> > I agree, but if this creates a boot time regression in large machines,
> > it may not be warranted.
> >
> > I know Linus usually doesn't like options with default y, but this may
> > be one of those exceptions. Perhaps we should make it on by default and
> > say in the config "if you have a machine with 100s or 1000s of CPUs,
> > you may want to disable this".
> The default could change if we know where the limit is. I have access to
> a box with approx 140 CPUs so I could check there if it is already bad.
> But everything above that / in the 1000 range is a different story.

Right; if we can characterize what machines it benefits and what
machines it hurts, we can automatically detect and run the appropriate
case with no configuration option needed.