path: root/Documentation/RCU/NMI-RCU.txt
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authorPaul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>2008-05-12 21:21:05 +0200
committerIngo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>2008-05-19 10:01:37 +0200
commit32300751b4079cb5688453baa94711579d4285d5 (patch)
tree05a8d7d163b4878e79332a59940e6baa4efb1318 /Documentation/RCU/NMI-RCU.txt
parent2326974df29988181b6b69ed6fbf42b17adf916f (diff)
sched: 1Q08 RCU doc update, add call_rcu_sched()
Long-delayed update to the RCU documentation, including adding the new call_rcu_sched() and rcu_barrier_sched() APIs. Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
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diff --git a/Documentation/RCU/NMI-RCU.txt b/Documentation/RCU/NMI-RCU.txt
index c64158ecde43..a6d32e65d222 100644
--- a/Documentation/RCU/NMI-RCU.txt
+++ b/Documentation/RCU/NMI-RCU.txt
@@ -93,6 +93,9 @@ Since NMI handlers disable preemption, synchronize_sched() is guaranteed
not to return until all ongoing NMI handlers exit. It is therefore safe
to free up the handler's data as soon as synchronize_sched() returns.
+Important note: for this to work, the architecture in question must
+invoke irq_enter() and irq_exit() on NMI entry and exit, respectively.
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