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authorPaul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>2015-07-31 08:28:35 -0700
committerPaul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>2015-10-06 11:09:41 -0700
commitee968ac61d5a3440b931375d81113e0eedfcb249 (patch)
treeac6f4bc6727b19506941412b6d09c5fe44ca8b3d /kernel/rcu/tree.c
parentbb73c52bad3666997ed2ec83c0c80c3f8ef55008 (diff)
downloadlinux-sh-ee968ac61d5a3440b931375d81113e0eedfcb249.tar.gz
rcu: Eliminate panic when silly boot-time fanout specified
This commit loosens rcutree.rcu_fanout_leaf range checks and replaces a panic() with a fallback to compile-time values. This fallback is accompanied by a WARN_ON(), and both occur when the rcutree.rcu_fanout_leaf value is too small to accommodate the number of CPUs. For example, given the current four-level limit for the rcu_node tree, a system with more than 16 CPUs built with CONFIG_FANOUT=2 must have rcutree.rcu_fanout_leaf larger than 2. Reported-by: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Reviewed-by: Josh Triplett <josh@joshtriplett.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel/rcu/tree.c')
-rw-r--r--kernel/rcu/tree.c20
1 files changed, 11 insertions, 9 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/rcu/tree.c b/kernel/rcu/tree.c
index 93c0f23c3e45..713eb92314b4 100644
--- a/kernel/rcu/tree.c
+++ b/kernel/rcu/tree.c
@@ -4230,13 +4230,12 @@ static void __init rcu_init_geometry(void)
rcu_fanout_leaf, nr_cpu_ids);
/*
- * The boot-time rcu_fanout_leaf parameter is only permitted
- * to increase the leaf-level fanout, not decrease it. Of course,
- * the leaf-level fanout cannot exceed the number of bits in
- * the rcu_node masks. Complain and fall back to the compile-
- * time values if these limits are exceeded.
+ * The boot-time rcu_fanout_leaf parameter must be at least two
+ * and cannot exceed the number of bits in the rcu_node masks.
+ * Complain and fall back to the compile-time values if this
+ * limit is exceeded.
*/
- if (rcu_fanout_leaf < RCU_FANOUT_LEAF ||
+ if (rcu_fanout_leaf < 2 ||
rcu_fanout_leaf > sizeof(unsigned long) * 8) {
rcu_fanout_leaf = RCU_FANOUT_LEAF;
WARN_ON(1);
@@ -4253,10 +4252,13 @@ static void __init rcu_init_geometry(void)
/*
* The tree must be able to accommodate the configured number of CPUs.
- * If this limit is exceeded than we have a serious problem elsewhere.
+ * If this limit is exceeded, fall back to the compile-time values.
*/
- if (nr_cpu_ids > rcu_capacity[RCU_NUM_LVLS - 1])
- panic("rcu_init_geometry: rcu_capacity[] is too small");
+ if (nr_cpu_ids > rcu_capacity[RCU_NUM_LVLS - 1]) {
+ rcu_fanout_leaf = RCU_FANOUT_LEAF;
+ WARN_ON(1);
+ return;
+ }
/* Calculate the number of levels in the tree. */
for (i = 0; nr_cpu_ids > rcu_capacity[i]; i++) {