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SubjectRe: CFQ + 2.6.13-rc4-RT-V0.7.52-02 = BUG: scheduling with irqs disabled
On Wed, 24 Aug 2005, Jens Axboe wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 24 2005, Lee Revell wrote:
> > Just found this in dmesg.
> >
> > BUG: scheduling with irqs disabled: libc6.postinst/0x20000000/13229
> > caller is ___down_mutex+0xe9/0x1a0
> > [<c029c1f9>] schedule+0x59/0xf0 (8)
> > [<c029ced9>] ___down_mutex+0xe9/0x1a0 (28)
> > [<c0221832>] cfq_exit_single_io_context+0x22/0xa0 (84)
> > [<c02218ea>] cfq_exit_io_context+0x3a/0x50 (16)
> > [<c021db84>] exit_io_context+0x64/0x70 (16)
> > [<c011efda>] do_exit+0x5a/0x3e0 (20)
> > [<c011f3ca>] do_group_exit+0x2a/0xb0 (24)
> > [<c0103039>] syscall_call+0x7/0xb (20)
> Hmm, Ingo I seem to remember you saying that the following construct:
> local_irq_save(flags);
> spin_lock(lock);
> which is equivelant to spin_lock_irqsave() in mainline being illegal in
> -RT, is that correct?

I can easily answer this for Ingo.

Yes, spin_lock(lock) is blocking since lock is mutex, not a spinlock under
preempt-rt. But isn't it easy to fix? Replace the two lines by
spin_lock_irqsave(flags). That would work for both preempt-rt
and !preempt-rt.

You supposed to ask if the macro name spin_lock() isn't confusing. It very
much is, but one of Ingo's aims is not to change existing code too much.
The purist would probably change all instances of spin_lock() to lock() or
down() to stop refering to a specific lock type when it can be changed
with config-options. That would, however, require a large patch,
which does the preempt-rt branch harder to merge with the main-line.


> This is what cfq uses right now for an exiting
> task, as the above trace indicates.
> --
> Jens Axboe

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