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SubjectRe: Linux 2.6.20-rc2

* Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> wrote:

> > I've had at least one more occurrence of it:
> >
> > [ 78.804940] BUG: scheduling while atomic: kbd/0x20000000/3444
> > [ 78.804944]
> > [ 78.804945] Call Trace:
>
> ok, i can think of a simpler scenario:
> add_preempt_count(PREEMPT_ACTIVE) /twice/, nested into each other.

doh - the BKL! That does a down() in a PREEMPT_ACTIVE section, which can
trigger cond_resched(). The fix is to check for PREEMPT_ACTIVE in
cond_resched(). (and only in cond_resched())

Updated fix (against -rc2) attached.

Ingo

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Subject: [patch] sched: fix cond_resched_softirq() offset
From: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>

remove the __resched_legal() check: it is conceptually broken.
The biggest problem it had is that it can mask buggy cond_resched()
calls. A cond_resched() call is only legal if we are not in an
atomic context, with two narrow exceptions:

- if the system is booting
- a reacquire_kernel_lock() down() done while PREEMPT_ACTIVE is set

But __resched_legal() hid this and just silently returned whenever
these primitives were called from invalid contexts. (Same goes for
cond_resched_locked() and cond_resched_softirq()).

furthermore, the __legal_resched(0) call was buggy in that it caused
unnecessarily long softirq latencies via cond_resched_softirq(). (which
is only called from softirq-off sections, hence the code did nothing.)

the fix is to resurrect the efficiency of the might_sleep checks and to
only allow the narrow exceptions.

Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
---
kernel/sched.c | 18 ++++--------------
1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 14 deletions(-)

Index: linux/kernel/sched.c
===================================================================
--- linux.orig/kernel/sched.c
+++ linux/kernel/sched.c
@@ -4617,17 +4617,6 @@ asmlinkage long sys_sched_yield(void)
return 0;
}

-static inline int __resched_legal(int expected_preempt_count)
-{
-#ifdef CONFIG_PREEMPT
- if (unlikely(preempt_count() != expected_preempt_count))
- return 0;
-#endif
- if (unlikely(system_state != SYSTEM_RUNNING))
- return 0;
- return 1;
-}
-
static void __cond_resched(void)
{
#ifdef CONFIG_DEBUG_SPINLOCK_SLEEP
@@ -4647,7 +4636,8 @@ static void __cond_resched(void)

int __sched cond_resched(void)
{
- if (need_resched() && __resched_legal(0)) {
+ if (need_resched() && !(preempt_count() & PREEMPT_ACTIVE) &&
+ system_state == SYSTEM_RUNNING) {
__cond_resched();
return 1;
}
@@ -4673,7 +4663,7 @@ int cond_resched_lock(spinlock_t *lock)
ret = 1;
spin_lock(lock);
}
- if (need_resched() && __resched_legal(1)) {
+ if (need_resched() && system_state == SYSTEM_RUNNING) {
spin_release(&lock->dep_map, 1, _THIS_IP_);
_raw_spin_unlock(lock);
preempt_enable_no_resched();
@@ -4689,7 +4679,7 @@ int __sched cond_resched_softirq(void)
{
BUG_ON(!in_softirq());

- if (need_resched() && __resched_legal(0)) {
+ if (need_resched() && system_state == SYSTEM_RUNNING) {
raw_local_irq_disable();
_local_bh_enable();
raw_local_irq_enable();
-
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