Commit 9de630c4 authored by Paul E. McKenney's avatar Paul E. McKenney

rcu: Document unique-name limitation for DEFINE_STATIC_SRCU()

SRCU uses per-CPU variables, and DEFINE_STATIC_SRCU() uses a static
per-CPU variable.  However, per-CPU variables have significant
restrictions, for example, names of per-CPU variables must be globally
unique, even if declared static.  These restrictions carry over to
DEFINE_STATIC_SRCU(), and this commit therefore documents these
Reported-by: default avatarStephen Rothwell <>
Reported-by: default avatarkbuild test robot <>
Suggested-by: default avatarBoqun Feng <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarPaul E. McKenney <>
Reviewed-by: default avatarTejun Heo <>
parent 9fc9204e
......@@ -99,8 +99,23 @@ void process_srcu(struct work_struct *work);
* define and init a srcu struct at build time.
* dont't call init_srcu_struct() nor cleanup_srcu_struct() on it.
* Define and initialize a srcu struct at build time.
* Do -not- call init_srcu_struct() nor cleanup_srcu_struct() on it.
* Note that although DEFINE_STATIC_SRCU() hides the name from other
* files, the per-CPU variable rules nevertheless require that the
* chosen name be globally unique. These rules also prohibit use of
* DEFINE_STATIC_SRCU() within a function. If these rules are too
* restrictive, declare the srcu_struct manually. For example, in
* each file:
* static struct srcu_struct my_srcu;
* Then, before the first use of each my_srcu, manually initialize it:
* init_srcu_struct(&my_srcu);
* See include/linux/percpu-defs.h for the rules on per-CPU variables.
#define __DEFINE_SRCU(name, is_static) \
static DEFINE_PER_CPU(struct srcu_struct_array, name##_srcu_array);\
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