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diff --git a/Documentation/RCU/torture.txt b/Documentation/RCU/torture.txt
index d896685a9100..a4948591607d 100644
--- a/Documentation/RCU/torture.txt
+++ b/Documentation/RCU/torture.txt
@@ -7,7 +7,7 @@ The CONFIG_RCU_TORTURE_TEST config option is available for all RCU
implementations. It creates an rcutorture kernel module that can
be loaded to run a torture test. The test periodically outputs
status messages via printk(), which can be examined via the dmesg
-command (perhaps grepping for "rcutorture"). The test is started
+command (perhaps grepping for "torture"). The test is started
when the module is loaded, and stops when the module is unloaded.
However, actually setting this config option to "y" results in the system
@@ -44,6 +44,10 @@ test_no_idle_hz Whether or not to test the ability of RCU to operate in
a kernel that disables the scheduling-clock interrupt to
idle CPUs. Boolean parameter, "1" to test, "0" otherwise.
+torture_type The type of RCU to test: "rcu" for the rcu_read_lock()
+ API, "rcu_bh" for the rcu_read_lock_bh() API, and "srcu"
+ for the "srcu_read_lock()" API.
+
verbose Enable debug printk()s. Default is disabled.
@@ -51,14 +55,14 @@ OUTPUT
The statistics output is as follows:
- rcutorture: --- Start of test: nreaders=16 stat_interval=0 verbose=0
- rcutorture: rtc: 0000000000000000 ver: 1916 tfle: 0 rta: 1916 rtaf: 0 rtf: 1915
- rcutorture: Reader Pipe: 1466408 9747 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
- rcutorture: Reader Batch: 1464477 11678 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
- rcutorture: Free-Block Circulation: 1915 1915 1915 1915 1915 1915 1915 1915 1915 1915 0
- rcutorture: --- End of test
+ rcu-torture: --- Start of test: nreaders=16 stat_interval=0 verbose=0
+ rcu-torture: rtc: 0000000000000000 ver: 1916 tfle: 0 rta: 1916 rtaf: 0 rtf: 1915
+ rcu-torture: Reader Pipe: 1466408 9747 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
+ rcu-torture: Reader Batch: 1464477 11678 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
+ rcu-torture: Free-Block Circulation: 1915 1915 1915 1915 1915 1915 1915 1915 1915 1915 0
+ rcu-torture: --- End of test
-The command "dmesg | grep rcutorture:" will extract this information on
+The command "dmesg | grep torture:" will extract this information on
most systems. On more esoteric configurations, it may be necessary to
use other commands to access the output of the printk()s used by
the RCU torture test. The printk()s use KERN_ALERT, so they should
@@ -124,7 +128,7 @@ The following script may be used to torture RCU:
modprobe rcutorture
sleep 100
rmmod rcutorture
- dmesg | grep rcutorture:
+ dmesg | grep torture:
The output can be manually inspected for the error flag of "!!!".
One could of course create a more elaborate script that automatically