[PATCH 3/3] mm/mmu_gather: send tlb_remove_table_smp_sync IPI only to CPUs in kernel mode

Valentin Schneider vschneid at redhat.com
Fri Apr 7 00:11:52 AEST 2023

On 06/04/23 15:38, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 05, 2023 at 01:45:02PM +0100, Valentin Schneider wrote:
>> I've been hacking on something like this (CSD deferral for NOHZ-full),
>> and unfortunately this uses the CPU-local cfd_data storage thing, which
>> means any further smp_call_function() from the same CPU to the same
>> destination will spin on csd_lock_wait(), waiting for the target CPU to
>> come out of userspace and flush the queue - and we've just spent extra
>> effort into *not* disturbing it, so that'll take a while :(
> I'm not sure I buy into deferring stuff.. a NOHZ_FULL cpu might 'never'
> come back. Queueing data just in case it does seems wasteful.

Putting those callbacks straight into the bin would make my life much

Unfortunately, even if they really should, I don't believe all of the
things being crammed onto NOHZ_FULL CPUs have the same definition of
'never' as we do :/

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