[PATCH 11/32] nohz/cpuset: Don't turn off the tick if rcu needs it
cl at linux.com
Wed Mar 21 14:54:39 UTC 2012
On Wed, 21 Mar 2012, Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
> If RCU is waiting for the current CPU to complete a grace
> period, don't turn off the tick. Unlike dynctik-idle, we
> are not necessarily going to enter into rcu extended quiescent
> state, so we may need to keep the tick to note current CPU's
> quiescent states.
Is there any way for userspace to know that the tick is not off yet due to
this? It would make sense for us to have busy loop in user space that
waits until the OS has completed all processing if that avoids future
latencies for the application.
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