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authorSrivatsa S. Bhat <srivatsa.bhat@linux.vnet.ibm.com>2013-05-14 04:01:27 +0530
committerThomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>2013-05-14 17:43:29 +0200
commitb47430d3adbedbfdb5979ba4874f5dadf94f16b1 (patch)
treed08e2c0e3de3b5beab6bed07045be3e2a61271c3 /kernel
parent485cf5dac2966b93ef2b6211cf2fd42d66c823e6 (diff)
downloadlinux-b47430d3adbedbfdb5979ba4874f5dadf94f16b1.tar.gz
rcu/idle: Wrap cpu-idle poll mode within rcu_idle_enter/exit
Bjørn Mork reported the following warning when running powertop. [ 49.289034] ------------[ cut here ]------------ [ 49.289055] WARNING: at kernel/rcutree.c:502 rcu_eqs_exit_common.isra.48+0x3d/0x125() [ 49.289244] CPU: 0 PID: 0 Comm: swapper/0 Not tainted 3.10.0-bisect-rcu-warn+ #107 [ 49.289251] ffffffff8157d8c8 ffffffff81801e28 ffffffff8137e4e3 ffffffff81801e68 [ 49.289260] ffffffff8103094f ffffffff81801e68 0000000000000000 ffff88023afcd9b0 [ 49.289268] 0000000000000000 0140000000000000 ffff88023bee7700 ffffffff81801e78 [ 49.289276] Call Trace: [ 49.289285] [<ffffffff8137e4e3>] dump_stack+0x19/0x1b [ 49.289293] [<ffffffff8103094f>] warn_slowpath_common+0x62/0x7b [ 49.289300] [<ffffffff8103097d>] warn_slowpath_null+0x15/0x17 [ 49.289306] [<ffffffff810a9006>] rcu_eqs_exit_common.isra.48+0x3d/0x125 [ 49.289314] [<ffffffff81079b49>] ? trace_hardirqs_off_caller+0x37/0xa6 [ 49.289320] [<ffffffff810a9692>] rcu_idle_exit+0x85/0xa8 [ 49.289327] [<ffffffff8107076e>] trace_cpu_idle_rcuidle+0xae/0xff [ 49.289334] [<ffffffff810708b1>] cpu_startup_entry+0x72/0x115 [ 49.289341] [<ffffffff813689e5>] rest_init+0x149/0x150 [ 49.289347] [<ffffffff8136889c>] ? csum_partial_copy_generic+0x16c/0x16c [ 49.289355] [<ffffffff81a82d34>] start_kernel+0x3f0/0x3fd [ 49.289362] [<ffffffff81a8274c>] ? repair_env_string+0x5a/0x5a [ 49.289368] [<ffffffff81a82481>] x86_64_start_reservations+0x2a/0x2c [ 49.289375] [<ffffffff81a82550>] x86_64_start_kernel+0xcd/0xd1 [ 49.289379] ---[ end trace 07a1cc95e29e9036 ]--- The warning is that 'rdtp->dynticks' has an unexpected value, which roughly translates to - the calls to rcu_idle_enter() and rcu_idle_exit() were not made in the correct order, or otherwise messed up. And Bjørn's painstaking debugging indicated that this happens when the idle loop enters the poll mode. Looking at the poll function cpu_idle_poll(), and the implementation of trace_cpu_idle_rcuidle(), the problem becomes very clear: cpu_idle_poll() lacks calls to rcu_idle_enter/exit(), and trace_cpu_idle_rcuidle() calls them in the reverse order - first rcu_idle_exit(), and then rcu_idle_enter(). Hence the even/odd alternative sequencing of rdtp->dynticks goes for a toss. And powertop readily triggers this because powertop uses the idle-tracing infrastructure extensively. So, to fix this, wrap the code in cpu_idle_poll() within rcu_idle_enter/exit(), so that it blends properly with the calls inside trace_cpu_idle_rcuidle() and thus get the function ordering right. Reported-and-tested-by: Bjørn Mork <bjorn@mork.no> Cc: Paul McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Cc: Steven Rostedt <rostedt@goodmis.org> Cc: Dipankar Sarma <dipankar@in.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Srivatsa S. Bhat <srivatsa.bhat@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/519169BF.4080208@linux.vnet.ibm.com Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel')
-rw-r--r--kernel/cpu/idle.c2
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/cpu/idle.c b/kernel/cpu/idle.c
index 8b86c0c68ed..d5585f5e038 100644
--- a/kernel/cpu/idle.c
+++ b/kernel/cpu/idle.c
@@ -40,11 +40,13 @@ __setup("hlt", cpu_idle_nopoll_setup);
static inline int cpu_idle_poll(void)
{
+ rcu_idle_enter();
trace_cpu_idle_rcuidle(0, smp_processor_id());
local_irq_enable();
while (!need_resched())
cpu_relax();
trace_cpu_idle_rcuidle(PWR_EVENT_EXIT, smp_processor_id());
+ rcu_idle_exit();
return 1;
}