[PATCH] ARM64: smp: Silence suspicious RCU usage with ipi tracepoints

Catalin Marinas catalin.marinas at arm.com
Mon Jun 29 04:23:35 PDT 2015

On Mon, Jun 29, 2015 at 11:02:51AM +0100, Russell King - ARM Linux wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 24, 2015 at 01:14:18PM -0700, Stephen Boyd wrote:
> > John Stultz reported an RCU splat on ARM with ipi trace events
> > enabled. It looks like the same problem exists on ARM64.
> > 
> > At this point in the IPI handling path we haven't called
> > irq_enter() yet, so RCU doesn't know that we're about to exit
> > idle and properly warns that we're using RCU from an idle CPU.
> > Use trace_ipi_entry_rcuidle() instead of trace_ipi_entry() so
> > that RCU is informed about our exit from idle.
> > 
> > Cc: John Stultz <john.stultz at linaro.org>
> > Cc: Steven Rostedt <rostedt at goodmis.org>
> > Cc: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck at linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> > Cc: Nicolas Pitre <nicolas.pitre at linaro.org>
> > Fixes: 45ed695ac10a "ARM64: add IPI tracepoints"
> The Fixes: line has a standard format, which is not the formatting above.
> Please see Documentation/SubmittingPatches section 2.  Thanks.

I re-wrote it in this instance. What's not clear to me is whether cc:
stable is still necessary with a Fixes: tag (I add it just in case).

Anyway, to simplify the process, I came up with a .gitconfig alias:

        show-fixes = !git show --pretty=format:\"Fixes: %h (\\\"%s\\\")\nCc: <stable at vger.kernel.org> "#" $(git describe --match="v*" --contains $1 | cut -d - -f -1)+\n\n%b\" $1 "#"

And another for .vimrc (to replace a Fixes: line):

command! GitFixes
	\ :.!read tagname commit; git show-fixes $commit 2> /dev/null | head -n 2


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