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authorIngo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>2012-05-14 08:41:20 +0200
committerIngo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>2012-05-14 08:41:46 +0200
commit2d84e023cb5ec00403ff5d447533c6fd58fcc7ff (patch)
treecb10d9a568ebb4be8593821a6f205efedf2f4ddd /init
parentMerge tag 'for-linus-3.4-20120513' of git://git.infradead.org/linux-mtd (diff)
parentMerge branches 'barrier.2012.05.09a', 'fixes.2012.04.26a', 'inline.2012.05.02b' and 'srcu.2012.05.07b' into HEAD (diff)
Merge branch 'rcu/next' of git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/paulmck/linux-rcu into core/rcu
Pull the v3.5 RCU tree from Paul E. McKenney: 1) A set of improvements and fixes to the RCU_FAST_NO_HZ feature (with more on the way for 3.6). Posted to LKML: https://lkml.org/lkml/2012/4/23/324 (commits 1-3 and 5), https://lkml.org/lkml/2012/4/16/611 (commit 4), https://lkml.org/lkml/2012/4/30/390 (commit 6), and https://lkml.org/lkml/2012/5/4/410 (commit 7, combined with the other commits for the convenience of the tester). 2) Changes to make rcu_barrier() avoid disrupting execution of CPUs that have no RCU callbacks. Posted to LKML: https://lkml.org/lkml/2012/4/23/322. 3) A couple of commits that improve the efficiency of the interaction between preemptible RCU and the scheduler, these two being all that survived an abortive attempt to allow preemptible RCU's __rcu_read_lock() to be inlined. The full set was posted to LKML at https://lkml.org/lkml/2012/4/14/143, and the first and third patches of that set remain. 4) Lai Jiangshan's algorithmic implementation of SRCU, which includes call_srcu() and srcu_barrier(). A major feature of this new implementation is that synchronize_srcu() no longer disturbs the execution of other CPUs. This work is based on earlier implementations by Peter Zijlstra and Paul E. McKenney. Posted to LKML: https://lkml.org/lkml/2012/2/22/82. 5) A number of miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements which were posted to LKML at: https://lkml.org/lkml/2012/4/23/353 with subsequent updates posted to LKML. Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'init')
1 files changed, 46 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/init/Kconfig b/init/Kconfig
index 6cfd71d06463..6d18ef8071b5 100644
--- a/init/Kconfig
+++ b/init/Kconfig
@@ -458,6 +458,33 @@ config RCU_FANOUT
Select a specific number if testing RCU itself.
Take the default if unsure.
+ int "Tree-based hierarchical RCU leaf-level fanout value"
+ range 2 RCU_FANOUT if 64BIT
+ range 2 RCU_FANOUT if !64BIT
+ default 16
+ help
+ This option controls the leaf-level fanout of hierarchical
+ implementations of RCU, and allows trading off cache misses
+ against lock contention. Systems that synchronize their
+ scheduling-clock interrupts for energy-efficiency reasons will
+ want the default because the smaller leaf-level fanout keeps
+ lock contention levels acceptably low. Very large systems
+ (hundreds or thousands of CPUs) will instead want to set this
+ value to the maximum value possible in order to reduce the
+ number of cache misses incurred during RCU's grace-period
+ initialization. These systems tend to run CPU-bound, and thus
+ are not helped by synchronized interrupts, and thus tend to
+ skew them, which reduces lock contention enough that large
+ leaf-level fanouts work well.
+ Select a specific number if testing RCU itself.
+ Select the maximum permissible value for large systems.
+ Take the default if unsure.
bool "Disable tree-based hierarchical RCU auto-balancing"
@@ -515,10 +542,25 @@ config RCU_BOOST_PRIO
depends on RCU_BOOST
default 1
- This option specifies the real-time priority to which preempted
- RCU readers are to be boosted. If you are working with CPU-bound
- real-time applications, you should specify a priority higher then
- the highest-priority CPU-bound application.
+ This option specifies the real-time priority to which long-term
+ preempted RCU readers are to be boosted. If you are working
+ with a real-time application that has one or more CPU-bound
+ threads running at a real-time priority level, you should set
+ RCU_BOOST_PRIO to a priority higher then the highest-priority
+ real-time CPU-bound thread. The default RCU_BOOST_PRIO value
+ of 1 is appropriate in the common case, which is real-time
+ applications that do not have any CPU-bound threads.
+ Some real-time applications might not have a single real-time
+ thread that saturates a given CPU, but instead might have
+ multiple real-time threads that, taken together, fully utilize
+ that CPU. In this case, you should set RCU_BOOST_PRIO to
+ a priority higher than the lowest-priority thread that is
+ conspiring to prevent the CPU from running any non-real-time
+ tasks. For example, if one thread at priority 10 and another
+ thread at priority 5 are between themselves fully consuming
+ the CPU time on a given CPU, then RCU_BOOST_PRIO should be
+ set to priority 6 or higher.
Specify the real-time priority, or take the default if unsure.