> The key point is that I don't understand why we cannot get the effect
> we are looking for with the following in sched.h (or wherever):
> static inline int cond_resched_rcu(void)
> #if defined(CONFIG_DEBUG_ATOMIC_SLEEP) || !defined(CONFIG_PREEMPT_RCU)
> This adds absolutely no overhead in non-debug builds of CONFIG_PREEMPT_RCU,
> does the checking in debug builds, and allows voluntary preemption in
> !CONFIG_PREEMPT_RCU builds. CONFIG_PROVE_RCU builds will check for an
> (illegal) outer rcu_read_lock() in CONFIG_PREEMPT_RCU builds, and you
> will get "scheduling while atomic" in response to an outer rcu_read_lock()
> in !CONFIG_PREEMPT_RCU builds.
> It also seems to me a lot simpler.
> Does this work, or am I still missing something?
It can do quite a number of superfluous rcu_read_unlock()/lock() pairs for
voluntary preemption kernels?
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