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SubjectRe: [PATCH tip/core/rcu 04/14] rcu: Provide compile-time control for no-CBs CPUs
On Mon, Jan 07, 2013 at 08:50:23AM -0800, Josh Triplett wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 05, 2013 at 09:48:54AM -0800, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> > From: "Paul E. McKenney" <paul.mckenney@linaro.org>
> >
> > Currently, the only way to specify no-CBs CPUs is via the rcu_nocbs
> > kernel command-line parameter. This is inconvenient in some cases,
> > particularly for randconfig testing, so this commit adds a new
> > RCU_NOCB_CPU_DEFAULT kernel configuration parameter. Setting this
> > new parameter to zero (the default) retains the old behavior, setting
> > it to one offloads callback processing from CPU 0 (along with any
> > other CPUs specified by the rcu_nocbs boot-time parameter), and setting
> > it to two offloads callback processing from all CPUs.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paul.mckenney@linaro.org>
> > Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
>
> Comments below.
>
> > init/Kconfig | 13 +++++++++++++
> > kernel/rcutree_plugin.h | 13 +++++++++++++
> > 2 files changed, 26 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/init/Kconfig b/init/Kconfig
> > index fc6a3ca..35dcedb 100644
> > --- a/init/Kconfig
> > +++ b/init/Kconfig
> > @@ -676,6 +676,19 @@ config RCU_NOCB_CPU
> > Say Y here if you want to help to debug reduced OS jitter.
> > Say N here if you are unsure.
> >
> > +config RCU_NOCB_CPU_DEFAULT
> > + int "Offload RCU callback processing from compile-selected CPUs"
> > + depends on RCU_NOCB_CPU
> > + range 0 2
> > + default 0
> > + help
> > + Set this option to zero to only offload RCU callback processing
> > + from those CPUs specified by the boot-time rcu_nocbs kernel
> > + parameter. Set it to one to offload processing from CPU 0
> > + in addition to any CPUs specified at boot time. Set it to
> > + two to offload processing from all CPUs, regardless of the
> > + setting of the boot-time rcu_nocbs kernel parameter.
> > +
>
> Rather than making users translate the meanings of 0, 1, and 2, this
> seems like something better done with a choice/endchoice; that would
> then offer a menu of options that can each have their own description.
> Take a look at the "Memory split" option in arch/x86/Kconfig for an
> example.

My first reaction was that this couldn't possibly handle the dependency
on CONFIG_RCU_NOCB_CPU, but it actually does work, suppressing all the
choices when CONFIG_RCU_NOCB_CPU=n. Cute!

> > --- a/kernel/rcutree_plugin.h
> > +++ b/kernel/rcutree_plugin.h
> > @@ -86,6 +86,19 @@ static void __init rcu_bootup_announce_oddness(void)
> > if (nr_cpu_ids != NR_CPUS)
> > printk(KERN_INFO "\tRCU restricting CPUs from NR_CPUS=%d to nr_cpu_ids=%d.\n", NR_CPUS, nr_cpu_ids);
> > #ifdef CONFIG_RCU_NOCB_CPU
> > +#if CONFIG_RCU_NOCB_CPU_DEFAULT != 0
>
> That would then make each of these conditionals self-documenting as
> well.

Indeed, much better! Thank you!

Thanx, Paul



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