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2009-07-03rcu: Add synchronize_sched_expedited() rcutorture doc + updatesPaul E. McKenney
This patch updates the rcutorture documentation to include updated output format. It also brings the RCU documentation up to date. Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Cc: akpm@linux-foundation.org Cc: torvalds@linux-foundation.org Cc: davem@davemloft.net Cc: dada1@cosmosbay.com Cc: zbr@ioremap.net Cc: jeff.chua.linux@gmail.com Cc: paulus@samba.org Cc: laijs@cn.fujitsu.com Cc: jengelh@medozas.de Cc: r000n@r000n.net Cc: benh@kernel.crashing.org Cc: mathieu.desnoyers@polymtl.ca LKML-Reference: <12459460983193-git-send-email-> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
2009-03-10rcu: documentation 1Q09 updatePaul E. McKenney
Update the RCU documentation to call out the need for callers of primitives like call_rcu() and synchronize_rcu() to prevent subsequent RCU readers from hazard. Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2008-08-15rcu: remove list_for_each_rcu()Paul E. McKenney
All of the in-tree uses of list_for_each_rcu() have been converted to list_for_each_entry_rcu(), so list_for_each_rcu() can now be removed. Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
2008-05-19sched: 1Q08 RCU doc update, add call_rcu_sched()Paul E. McKenney
Long-delayed update to the RCU documentation, including adding the new call_rcu_sched() and rcu_barrier_sched() APIs. Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
2007-07-16Document the fact that RCU callbacks can run in parallelPaul E. McKenney
Add an item to the RCU documentation checklist noting that RCU callbacks can run in parallel. Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Cc: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
2006-10-04[PATCH] srcu-3: RCU variant permitting read-side blockingPaul E. McKenney
Updated patch adding a variant of RCU that permits sleeping in read-side critical sections. SRCU is as follows: o Each use of SRCU creates its own srcu_struct, and each srcu_struct has its own set of grace periods. This is critical, as it prevents one subsystem with a blocking reader from holding up SRCU grace periods for other subsystems. o The SRCU primitives (srcu_read_lock(), srcu_read_unlock(), and synchronize_srcu()) all take a pointer to a srcu_struct. o The SRCU primitives must be called from process context. o srcu_read_lock() returns an int that must be passed to the matching srcu_read_unlock(). Realtime RCU avoids the need for this by storing the state in the task struct, but SRCU needs to allow a given code path to pass through multiple SRCU domains -- storing state in the task struct would therefore require either arbitrary space in the task struct or arbitrary limits on SRCU nesting. So I kicked the state-storage problem up to the caller. Of course, it is not permitted to call synchronize_srcu() while in an SRCU read-side critical section. o There is no call_srcu(). It would not be hard to implement one, but it seems like too easy a way to OOM the system. (Hey, we have enough trouble with call_rcu(), which does -not- permit readers to sleep!!!) So, if you want it, please tell me why... [josht@us.ibm.com: sparse notation] Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@us.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Josh Triplett <josh@freedesktop.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-06-25[PATCH] RCU documentation: self-limiting updates and call_rcu()Paul E. McKenney
An update to the RCU documentation calling out the self-limiting-update-rate advantages of synchronize_rcu(), and describing how to use call_rcu() in a way that results in self-limiting updates. Self-limiting updates are important to avoiding RCU-induced OOM in face of denial-of-service attacks. Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@us.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2006-02-01[PATCH] RCU documentation fixes (January 2006 update)Paul E. McKenney
Updates to in-tree RCU documentation based on comments over the past few months. Signed-off-by: "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@us.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-09-10[PATCH] Yet another RCU documentation updatePaul E. McKenney
Update RCU documentation based on discussions and review of RCU-based tree patches. Add an introductory whatisRCU.txt file. Signed-off-by: <paulmck@us.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-05-01[PATCH] Update RCU documentationPaul E. McKenney
Update the RCU documentation to allow for the new synchronize_rcu() and synchronize_sched() primitives. Fix a few other nits as well. Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@us.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
2005-04-16Linux-2.6.12-rc2v2.6.12-rc2Linus Torvalds
Initial git repository build. I'm not bothering with the full history, even though we have it. We can create a separate "historical" git archive of that later if we want to, and in the meantime it's about 3.2GB when imported into git - space that would just make the early git days unnecessarily complicated, when we don't have a lot of good infrastructure for it. Let it rip!