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Re: [PATCH v2 38/45] MIPS: Use get/put_online_cpus_atomic() to prevent C

To: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2 38/45] MIPS: Use get/put_online_cpus_atomic() to prevent CPU offline
From: "Srivatsa S. Bhat" <srivatsa.bhat@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2013 12:38:31 +0530
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On 06/26/2013 07:09 PM, Ralf Baechle wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 02:02:57AM +0530, Srivatsa S. Bhat wrote:
> 
>> Once stop_machine() is gone from the CPU offline path, we won't be able
>> to depend on disabling preemption to prevent CPUs from going offline
>> from under us.
>>
>> Use the get/put_online_cpus_atomic() APIs to prevent CPUs from going
>> offline, while invoking from atomic context.
> 
> I think the same change also needs to be applied to r4k_on_each_cpu() in
> arch/mips/mm/c-r4k.c which currently looks like:
> 
> static inline void r4k_on_each_cpu(void (*func) (void *info), void *info)
> {
>         preempt_disable();
> 
> #if !defined(CONFIG_MIPS_MT_SMP) && !defined(CONFIG_MIPS_MT_SMTC)
>         smp_call_function(func, info, 1);
> #endif
>         func(info);
>         preempt_enable();
> }
> 

Thanks for pointing this out! I'll include changes to this code in my
next version.

Regards,
Srivatsa S. Bhat

> This is a slightly specialized version of on_each_cpu() which only calls
> out to other CPUs in actual multi-core environments and also - unlike
> on_each_cpu() doesn't disable interrupts for the sake of better
> interrupt latencies.
> 
> Which reminds me ...
> 
> Andrew, I was wondering why did 78eef01b0fae087c5fadbd85dd4fe2918c3a015f
> [[PATCH] on_each_cpu(): disable local interrupts] disable interrupts?
> The log is:
> 
> ----- snip -----
>     When on_each_cpu() runs the callback on other CPUs, it runs with local
>     interrupts disabled.  So we should run the function with local interrupts
>     disabled on this CPU, too.
>     
>     And do the same for UP, so the callback is run in the same environment on 
> bo
>     UP and SMP.  (strictly it should do preempt_disable() too, but I think
>     local_irq_disable is sufficiently equivalent).
> [...]
> ----- snip -----
> 
> I'm not entirely convinced the symmetry between UP and SMP environments is
> really worth it.  Would anybody mind removing the local_irq_disable() ...
> local_irq_enable() from on_each_cpu()?
> 


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