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diff --git a/Documentation/RCU/whatisRCU.txt b/Documentation/RCU/whatisRCU.txt
index 9d30de00d730..0cc7820967f4 100644
--- a/Documentation/RCU/whatisRCU.txt
+++ b/Documentation/RCU/whatisRCU.txt
@@ -499,6 +499,8 @@ The foo_reclaim() function might appear as follows:
{
struct foo *fp = container_of(rp, struct foo, rcu);
+ foo_cleanup(fp->a);
+
kfree(fp);
}
@@ -521,6 +523,12 @@ o Use call_rcu() -after- removing a data element from an
read-side critical sections that might be referencing that
data item.
+If the callback for call_rcu() is not doing anything more than calling
+kfree() on the structure, you can use kfree_rcu() instead of call_rcu()
+to avoid having to write your own callback:
+
+ kfree_rcu(old_fp, rcu);
+
Again, see checklist.txt for additional rules governing the use of RCU.
@@ -773,8 +781,8 @@ a single atomic update, converting to RCU will require special care.
Also, the presence of synchronize_rcu() means that the RCU version of
delete() can now block. If this is a problem, there is a callback-based
-mechanism that never blocks, namely call_rcu(), that can be used in
-place of synchronize_rcu().
+mechanism that never blocks, namely call_rcu() or kfree_rcu(), that can
+be used in place of synchronize_rcu().
7. FULL LIST OF RCU APIs
@@ -811,6 +819,7 @@ RCU: Critical sections Grace period Barrier
rcu_read_unlock synchronize_rcu
rcu_dereference synchronize_rcu_expedited
call_rcu
+ kfree_rcu
bh: Critical sections Grace period Barrier