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authorGautham R Shenoy <ego@in.ibm.com>2008-06-27 10:17:38 +0530
committerIngo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>2008-07-01 09:27:17 +0200
commit8558f8f81680a43d383abd1b5f23d3501fedfa65 (patch)
tree209da90800fbcd6cb8a9c568c08fee30f3a1fb17 /kernel/rcuclassic.c
parentd7ee56059b335e27c3c6db34f7efe5a705d65b1c (diff)
rcu: fix hotplug vs rcu race
Dhaval Giani reported this warning during cpu hotplug stress-tests: | On running kernel compiles in parallel with cpu hotplug: | | WARNING: at arch/x86/kernel/smp.c:118 | native_smp_send_reschedule+0x21/0x36() | Modules linked in: | Pid: 27483, comm: cc1 Not tainted 2.6.26-rc7 #1 | [...] | [<c0110355>] native_smp_send_reschedule+0x21/0x36 | [<c014fe8f>] force_quiescent_state+0x47/0x57 | [<c014fef0>] call_rcu+0x51/0x6d | [<c01713b3>] __fput+0x130/0x158 | [<c0171231>] fput+0x17/0x19 | [<c016fd99>] filp_close+0x4d/0x57 | [<c016fdff>] sys_close+0x5c/0x97 IMHO the warning is a spurious one. cpu_online_map is updated by the _cpu_down() using stop_machine_run(). Since force_quiescent_state is invoked from irqs disabled section, stop_machine_run() won't be executing while a cpu is executing force_quiescent_state(). Hence the cpu_online_map is stable while we're in the irq disabled section. However, a cpu might have been offlined _just_ before we disabled irqs while entering force_quiescent_state(). And rcu subsystem might not yet have handled the CPU_DEAD notification, leading to the offlined cpu's bit being set in the rcp->cpumask. Hence cpumask = (rcp->cpumask & cpu_online_map) to prevent sending smp_reschedule() to an offlined CPU. Here's the timeline: CPU_A CPU_B -------------------------------------------------------------- cpu_down(): . . . . . stop_machine(): /* disables preemption, . * and irqs */ . . . . . take_cpu_down(); . . . . . . . cpu_disable(); /*this removes cpu . *from cpu_online_map . */ . . . . . restart_machine(); /* enables irqs */ . ------WINDOW DURING WHICH rcp->cpumask is stale --------------- . call_rcu(); . /* disables irqs here */ . .force_quiescent_state(); .CPU_DEAD: .for_each_cpu(rcp->cpumask) . . smp_send_reschedule(); . . . . WARN_ON() for offlined CPU! . . . rcu_cpu_notify: . -------- WINDOW ENDS ------------------------------------------ rcu_offline_cpu() /* Which calls cpu_quiet() * which removes * cpu from rcp->cpumask. */ If a new batch was started just before calling stop_machine_run(), the "tobe-offlined" cpu is still present in rcp-cpumask. During a cpu-offline, from take_cpu_down(), we queue an rt-prio idle task as the next task to be picked by the scheduler. We also call cpu_disable() which will disable any further interrupts and remove the cpu's bit from the cpu_online_map. Once the stop_machine_run() successfully calls take_cpu_down(), it calls schedule(). That's the last time a schedule is called on the offlined cpu, and hence the last time when rdp->passed_quiesc will be set to 1 through rcu_qsctr_inc(). But the cpu_quiet() will be on this cpu will be called only when the next RCU_SOFTIRQ occurs on this CPU. So at this time, the offlined CPU is still set in rcp->cpumask. Now coming back to the idle_task which truely offlines the CPU, it does check for a pending RCU and raises the softirq, since it will find rdp->passed_quiesc to be 0 in this case. However, since the cpu is offline I am not sure if the softirq will trigger on the CPU. Even if it doesn't the rcu_offline_cpu() will find that rcp->completed is not the same as rcp->cur, which means that our cpu could be holding up the grace period progression. Hence we call cpu_quiet() and move ahead. But because of the window explained in the timeline, we could still have a call_rcu() before the RCU subsystem executes it's CPU_DEAD notification, and we send smp_send_reschedule() to offlined cpu while trying to force the quiescent states. The appended patch adds comments and prevents checking for offlined cpu everytime. cpu_online_map is updated by the _cpu_down() using stop_machine_run(). Since force_quiescent_state is invoked from irqs disabled section, stop_machine_run() won't be executing while a cpu is executing force_quiescent_state(). Hence the cpu_online_map is stable while we're in the irq disabled section. Reported-by: Dhaval Giani <dhaval@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Gautham R Shenoy <ego@in.ibm.com> Acked-by: Dhaval Giani <dhaval@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Cc: Dipankar Sarma <dipankar@in.ibm.com> Cc: laijs@cn.fujitsu.com Cc: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl> Cc: Rusty Russel <rusty@rustcorp.com.au> Cc: "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel/rcuclassic.c')
-rw-r--r--kernel/rcuclassic.c16
1 files changed, 15 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/rcuclassic.c b/kernel/rcuclassic.c
index f4ffbd0f306f..a38895a5b8e2 100644
--- a/kernel/rcuclassic.c
+++ b/kernel/rcuclassic.c
@@ -89,8 +89,22 @@ static void force_quiescent_state(struct rcu_data *rdp,
/*
* Don't send IPI to itself. With irqs disabled,
* rdp->cpu is the current cpu.
+ *
+ * cpu_online_map is updated by the _cpu_down()
+ * using stop_machine_run(). Since we're in irqs disabled
+ * section, stop_machine_run() is not exectuting, hence
+ * the cpu_online_map is stable.
+ *
+ * However, a cpu might have been offlined _just_ before
+ * we disabled irqs while entering here.
+ * And rcu subsystem might not yet have handled the CPU_DEAD
+ * notification, leading to the offlined cpu's bit
+ * being set in the rcp->cpumask.
+ *
+ * Hence cpumask = (rcp->cpumask & cpu_online_map) to prevent
+ * sending smp_reschedule() to an offlined CPU.
*/
- cpumask = rcp->cpumask;
+ cpus_and(cpumask, rcp->cpumask, cpu_online_map);
cpu_clear(rdp->cpu, cpumask);
for_each_cpu_mask(cpu, cpumask)
smp_send_reschedule(cpu);

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