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authorHeiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com>2015-08-15 11:42:21 +0200
committerMartin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>2015-10-14 14:32:13 +0200
commitdb7e007fd61ca07e5f3b04cf2168531b074d318d (patch)
tree998423a5b6cfdc90b2ce91c271fa3ba0ffc380f7 /arch/s390/include/asm/idle.h
parent0c5a69f432ba1e586ac6ae5e4311c2f1cbd051fa (diff)
s390/udelay: make udelay have busy loop semantics
When using systemtap it was observed that our udelay implementation is rather suboptimal if being called from a kprobe handler installed by systemtap. The problem observed when a kprobe was installed on lock_acquired(). When the probe was hit the kprobe handler did call udelay, which set up an (internal) timer and reenabled interrupts (only the clock comparator interrupt) and waited for the interrupt. This is an optimization to avoid that the cpu is busy looping while waiting that enough time passes. The problem is that the interrupt handler still does call irq_enter()/irq_exit() which then again can lead to a deadlock, since some accounting functions may take locks as well. If one of these locks is the same, which caused lock_acquired() to be called, we have a nice deadlock. This patch reworks the udelay code for the interrupts disabled case to immediately leave the low level interrupt handler when the clock comparator interrupt happens. That way no C code is being called and the deadlock cannot happen anymore. Signed-off-by: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com> Reviewed-by: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com> Signed-off-by: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
Diffstat (limited to 'arch/s390/include/asm/idle.h')
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/arch/s390/include/asm/idle.h b/arch/s390/include/asm/idle.h
index 113cd963dbbe..51ff96d9f287 100644
--- a/arch/s390/include/asm/idle.h
+++ b/arch/s390/include/asm/idle.h
@@ -24,4 +24,6 @@ struct s390_idle_data {
extern struct device_attribute dev_attr_idle_count;
extern struct device_attribute dev_attr_idle_time_us;
+void psw_idle(struct s390_idle_data *, unsigned long);
#endif /* _S390_IDLE_H */

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