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Subject[PATCH 22/24] nohz: Don't turn off the tick if rcu needs it
If RCU is waiting for the current CPU to complete a grace
period, don't turn off the tick. Unlike dynctik-idle, we
are not necessarily going to enter into rcu extended quiescent
state, so we may need to keep the tick to note current CPU's
quiescent states.

[added build fix from Zen Lin]

CHECKME: OTOH we don't want to handle a locally started
grace period, this should be offloaded for rcu_nocb CPUs.
What we want is to be kicked if we stay dynticks in the kernel
for too long (ie: to report a quiescent state).
rcu_pending() is perhaps an overkill just for that.

Signed-off-by: Frederic Weisbecker <>
Cc: Alessio Igor Bogani <>
Cc: Andrew Morton <>
Cc: Avi Kivity <>
Cc: Chris Metcalf <>
Cc: Christoph Lameter <>
Cc: Geoff Levand <>
Cc: Gilad Ben Yossef <>
Cc: Hakan Akkan <>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <>
Cc: Paul E. McKenney <>
Cc: Paul Gortmaker <>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <>
Cc: Steven Rostedt <>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <>
Signed-off-by: Steven Rostedt <>
include/linux/rcupdate.h | 1 +
kernel/rcutree.c | 3 +--
kernel/time/tick-sched.c | 3 +++
3 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/include/linux/rcupdate.h b/include/linux/rcupdate.h
index 829312e..2ebadac 100644
--- a/include/linux/rcupdate.h
+++ b/include/linux/rcupdate.h
@@ -211,6 +211,7 @@ static inline int rcu_preempt_depth(void)
extern void rcu_sched_qs(int cpu);
extern void rcu_bh_qs(int cpu);
extern void rcu_check_callbacks(int cpu, int user);
+extern int rcu_pending(int cpu);
struct notifier_block;
extern void rcu_idle_enter(void);
extern void rcu_idle_exit(void);
diff --git a/kernel/rcutree.c b/kernel/rcutree.c
index e9e0ffa..6ba3e02 100644
--- a/kernel/rcutree.c
+++ b/kernel/rcutree.c
@@ -232,7 +232,6 @@ module_param(jiffies_till_next_fqs, ulong, 0644);

static void force_qs_rnp(struct rcu_state *rsp, int (*f)(struct rcu_data *));
static void force_quiescent_state(struct rcu_state *rsp);
-static int rcu_pending(int cpu);

* Return the number of RCU-sched batches processed thus far for debug & stats.
@@ -2521,7 +2520,7 @@ static int __rcu_pending(struct rcu_state *rsp, struct rcu_data *rdp)
* by the current CPU, returning 1 if so. This function is part of the
* RCU implementation; it is -not- an exported member of the RCU API.
-static int rcu_pending(int cpu)
+int rcu_pending(int cpu)
struct rcu_state *rsp;

diff --git a/kernel/time/tick-sched.c b/kernel/time/tick-sched.c
index 2808e02..0c9281a 100644
--- a/kernel/time/tick-sched.c
+++ b/kernel/time/tick-sched.c
@@ -594,6 +594,9 @@ static bool can_stop_full_tick(int cpu)
if (!rcu_is_nocb_cpu(cpu))
return false;

+ if (rcu_pending(cpu))
+ return false;
return true;

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