[PATCH v3 tip/core/rcu 11/18] rcu: Don't wake rcuc/X kthreads on NOCB CPUs

From: Paul E. McKenney
Date: Tue Jan 24 2017 - 16:53:36 EST

Chris Friesen notice that rcuc/X kthreads were consuming CPU even on
NOCB CPUs. This makes no sense because the only purpose or these
kthreads is to invoke normal (non-offloaded) callbacks, of which there
will never be any on NOCB CPUs. This problem was due to a bug in
cpu_has_callbacks_ready_to_invoke(), which should have been checking
->nxttail[RCU_NEXT_TAIL] for NULL, but which was instead (incorrectly)
checking ->nxttail[RCU_DONE_TAIL]. Because ->nxttail[RCU_DONE_TAIL] is
never NULL, the only effect is to cause the rcuc/X kthread to execute
when it should not do so.

This commit therefore checks ->nxttail[RCU_NEXT_TAIL], which is NULL
for NOCB CPUs.

Reported-by: Chris Friesen <chris.friesen@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Reviewed-by: Josh Triplett <josh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
kernel/rcu/tree.c | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/kernel/rcu/tree.c b/kernel/rcu/tree.c
index d7b63b88434b..be2301238a23 100644
--- a/kernel/rcu/tree.c
+++ b/kernel/rcu/tree.c
@@ -611,7 +611,7 @@ static int
cpu_has_callbacks_ready_to_invoke(struct rcu_data *rdp)
return &rdp->nxtlist != rdp->nxttail[RCU_DONE_TAIL] &&
- rdp->nxttail[RCU_DONE_TAIL] != NULL;
+ rdp->nxttail[RCU_NEXT_TAIL] != NULL;