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authorPaul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>2010-09-07 14:23:09 -0700
committerPaul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>2010-09-23 09:16:53 -0700
commit269dcc1c2ec25864308ee03a3fa26ea819d9f5d0 (patch)
tree1c81ee6a9151ab1580628f6e9f85c469ceccb5c0 /Documentation/RCU
parent0ddea0ead2ced99eaaaddff2beb755381e5c89f8 (diff)
rcu: Add tracing data to support queueing models
The current tracing data is not sufficient to deduce the average time that a callback spends waiting for a grace period to end. Add three per-CPU counters recording the number of callbacks invoked (ci), the number of callbacks orphaned (co), and the number of callbacks adopted (ca). Given the existing callback queue length (ql), the average wait time in absence of CPU hotplug operations is ql/ci. The units of wait time will be in terms of the duration over which ci was measured. In the presence of CPU hotplug operations, there is room for argument, but ql/(ci-co+ca) won't steer you too far wrong. Also fixes a typo called out by Lucas De Marchi <lucas.de.marchi@gmail.com>. Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation/RCU')
1 files changed, 12 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/RCU/trace.txt b/Documentation/RCU/trace.txt
index efd8cc95c06..a851118775d 100644
--- a/Documentation/RCU/trace.txt
+++ b/Documentation/RCU/trace.txt
@@ -125,6 +125,17 @@ o "b" is the batch limit for this CPU. If more than this number
of RCU callbacks is ready to invoke, then the remainder will
be deferred.
+o "ci" is the number of RCU callbacks that have been invoked for
+ this CPU. Note that ci+ql is the number of callbacks that have
+ been registered in absence of CPU-hotplug activity.
+o "co" is the number of RCU callbacks that have been orphaned due to
+ this CPU going offline.
+o "ca" is the number of RCU callbacks that have been adopted due to
+ other CPUs going offline. Note that ci+co-ca+ql is the number of
+ RCU callbacks registered on this CPU.
There is also an rcu/rcudata.csv file with the same information in
comma-separated-variable spreadsheet format.
@@ -180,7 +191,7 @@ o "s" is the "signaled" state that drives force_quiescent_state()'s
o "jfq" is the number of jiffies remaining for this grace period
before force_quiescent_state() is invoked to help push things
- along. Note that CPUs in dyntick-idle mode thoughout the grace
+ along. Note that CPUs in dyntick-idle mode throughout the grace
period will not report on their own, but rather must be check by
some other CPU via force_quiescent_state().