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authorLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2013-07-02 16:13:29 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2013-07-02 16:13:29 -0700
commitab3d681e9d41816f90836ea8fe235168d973207f (patch)
treec5210911fcb6023f4956a302ee1d4ce3a405aa0f /init
parent0c46d68d1930c8a58d0f291328b9759da754e599 (diff)
parentb1fe9987b78755719e8627d58409174ba00c24de (diff)
downloadlinux-ab3d681e9d41816f90836ea8fe235168d973207f.tar.gz
Merge branch 'core-rcu-for-linus' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tip/tip
Pull RCU updates from Ingo Molnar: "The major changes: - Simplify RCU's grace-period and callback processing based on the new numbering for callbacks. - Removal of TINY_PREEMPT_RCU in favor of TREE_PREEMPT_RCU for single-CPU low-latency systems. - SRCU-related changes and fixes. - Miscellaneous fixes, including converting a few remaining printk() calls to pr_*(). - Documentation updates" * 'core-rcu-for-linus' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/tip/tip: (32 commits) rcu: Shrink TINY_RCU by reworking CPU-stall ifdefs rcu: Shrink TINY_RCU by moving exit_rcu() rcu: Remove TINY_PREEMPT_RCU tracing documentation rcu: Consolidate rcutiny_plugin.h ifdefs rcu: Remove rcu_preempt_note_context_switch() rcu: Remove the CONFIG_TINY_RCU ifdefs in rcutiny.h rcu: Remove check_cpu_stall_preempt() rcu: Simplify RCU_TINY RCU callback invocation rcu: Remove rcu_preempt_process_callbacks() rcu: Remove rcu_preempt_remove_callbacks() rcu: Remove rcu_preempt_check_callbacks() rcu: Remove show_tiny_preempt_stats() rcu: Remove TINY_PREEMPT_RCU powerpc,kvm: fix imbalance srcu_read_[un]lock() rcu: Remove srcu_read_lock_raw() and srcu_read_unlock_raw(). rcu: Apply Dave Jones's NOCB Kconfig help feedback rcu: Merge adjacent identical ifdefs rcu: Drive quiescent-state-forcing delay from HZ rcu: Remove "Experimental" flags kthread: Add kworker kthreads to OS-jitter documentation ...
Diffstat (limited to 'init')
-rw-r--r--init/Kconfig46
1 files changed, 27 insertions, 19 deletions
diff --git a/init/Kconfig b/init/Kconfig
index 1e825c299ea5..118895cc1f67 100644
--- a/init/Kconfig
+++ b/init/Kconfig
@@ -473,18 +473,10 @@ config TINY_RCU
is not required. This option greatly reduces the
memory footprint of RCU.
-config TINY_PREEMPT_RCU
- bool "Preemptible UP-only small-memory-footprint RCU"
- depends on PREEMPT && !SMP
- help
- This option selects the RCU implementation that is designed
- for real-time UP systems. This option greatly reduces the
- memory footprint of RCU.
-
endchoice
config PREEMPT_RCU
- def_bool ( TREE_PREEMPT_RCU || TINY_PREEMPT_RCU )
+ def_bool TREE_PREEMPT_RCU
help
This option enables preemptible-RCU code that is common between
the TREE_PREEMPT_RCU and TINY_PREEMPT_RCU implementations.
@@ -670,7 +662,7 @@ config RCU_BOOST_DELAY
Accept the default if unsure.
config RCU_NOCB_CPU
- bool "Offload RCU callback processing from boot-selected CPUs (EXPERIMENTAL"
+ bool "Offload RCU callback processing from boot-selected CPUs"
depends on TREE_RCU || TREE_PREEMPT_RCU
default n
help
@@ -696,9 +688,10 @@ choice
prompt "Build-forced no-CBs CPUs"
default RCU_NOCB_CPU_NONE
help
- This option allows no-CBs CPUs to be specified at build time.
- Additional no-CBs CPUs may be specified by the rcu_nocbs=
- boot parameter.
+ This option allows no-CBs CPUs (whose RCU callbacks are invoked
+ from kthreads rather than from softirq context) to be specified
+ at build time. Additional no-CBs CPUs may be specified by
+ the rcu_nocbs= boot parameter.
config RCU_NOCB_CPU_NONE
bool "No build_forced no-CBs CPUs"
@@ -706,25 +699,40 @@ config RCU_NOCB_CPU_NONE
help
This option does not force any of the CPUs to be no-CBs CPUs.
Only CPUs designated by the rcu_nocbs= boot parameter will be
- no-CBs CPUs.
+ no-CBs CPUs, whose RCU callbacks will be invoked by per-CPU
+ kthreads whose names begin with "rcuo". All other CPUs will
+ invoke their own RCU callbacks in softirq context.
+
+ Select this option if you want to choose no-CBs CPUs at
+ boot time, for example, to allow testing of different no-CBs
+ configurations without having to rebuild the kernel each time.
config RCU_NOCB_CPU_ZERO
bool "CPU 0 is a build_forced no-CBs CPU"
depends on RCU_NOCB_CPU && !NO_HZ_FULL
help
- This option forces CPU 0 to be a no-CBs CPU. Additional CPUs
- may be designated as no-CBs CPUs using the rcu_nocbs= boot
- parameter will be no-CBs CPUs.
+ This option forces CPU 0 to be a no-CBs CPU, so that its RCU
+ callbacks are invoked by a per-CPU kthread whose name begins
+ with "rcuo". Additional CPUs may be designated as no-CBs
+ CPUs using the rcu_nocbs= boot parameter will be no-CBs CPUs.
+ All other CPUs will invoke their own RCU callbacks in softirq
+ context.
Select this if CPU 0 needs to be a no-CBs CPU for real-time
- or energy-efficiency reasons.
+ or energy-efficiency reasons, but the real reason it exists
+ is to ensure that randconfig testing covers mixed systems.
config RCU_NOCB_CPU_ALL
bool "All CPUs are build_forced no-CBs CPUs"
depends on RCU_NOCB_CPU
help
This option forces all CPUs to be no-CBs CPUs. The rcu_nocbs=
- boot parameter will be ignored.
+ boot parameter will be ignored. All CPUs' RCU callbacks will
+ be executed in the context of per-CPU rcuo kthreads created for
+ this purpose. Assuming that the kthreads whose names start with
+ "rcuo" are bound to "housekeeping" CPUs, this reduces OS jitter
+ on the remaining CPUs, but might decrease memory locality during
+ RCU-callback invocation, thus potentially degrading throughput.
Select this if all CPUs need to be no-CBs CPUs for real-time
or energy-efficiency reasons.