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authorThomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>2015-07-14 22:03:57 +0200
committerThomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>2015-07-15 10:39:17 +0200
commitce0d3c0a6fb1422101498ef378c0851dabbbf67f (patch)
treefbeaaa029b5308bf0bf04dc84615a135620dfedb /kernel/cpu.c
parent20483d04ae6f373858f3ca28cd7e26b66106d937 (diff)
genirq: Revert sparse irq locking around __cpu_up() and move it to x86 for now
Boris reported that the sparse_irq protection around __cpu_up() in the generic code causes a regression on Xen. Xen allocates interrupts and some more in the xen_cpu_up() function, so it deadlocks on the sparse_irq_lock. There is no simple fix for this and we really should have the protection for all architectures, but for now the only solution is to move it to x86 where actual wreckage due to the lack of protection has been observed. Reported-and-tested-by: Boris Ostrovsky <boris.ostrovsky@oracle.com> Fixes: a89941816726 'hotplug: Prevent alloc/free of irq descriptors during cpu up/down' Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org> Cc: xiao jin <jin.xiao@intel.com> Cc: Joerg Roedel <jroedel@suse.de> Cc: Borislav Petkov <bp@suse.de> Cc: Yanmin Zhang <yanmin_zhang@linux.intel.com> Cc: xen-devel <xen-devel@lists.xenproject.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'kernel/cpu.c')
1 files changed, 0 insertions, 9 deletions
diff --git a/kernel/cpu.c b/kernel/cpu.c
index 6a374544d495..5644ec5582b9 100644
--- a/kernel/cpu.c
+++ b/kernel/cpu.c
@@ -527,18 +527,9 @@ static int _cpu_up(unsigned int cpu, int tasks_frozen)
goto out_notify;
- /*
- * Some architectures have to walk the irq descriptors to
- * setup the vector space for the cpu which comes online.
- * Prevent irq alloc/free across the bringup.
- */
- irq_lock_sparse();
/* Arch-specific enabling code. */
ret = __cpu_up(cpu, idle);
- irq_unlock_sparse();
if (ret != 0)
goto out_notify;

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