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SubjectRe: [BUG 2.6.25-rc3] scheduler/hotplug: some processes are dealocked when cpu is set to offline
On Sat, Mar 08, 2008 at 12:43:15AM +0100, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> On Saturday, 8 of March 2008, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > On Fri, 7 Mar 2008 15:01:26 -0800
> > Suresh Siddha <suresh.b.siddha@intel.com> wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > Andrew, Please check if the appended patch fixes your power-off problem aswell.
> > > ...
> > >
> > > --- a/kernel/sched.c
> > > +++ b/kernel/sched.c
> > > @@ -5882,6 +5882,7 @@ migration_call(struct notifier_block *nfb, unsigned long action, void *hcpu)
> > > break;
> > >
> > > case CPU_DOWN_PREPARE:
> > > + case CPU_DOWN_PREPARE_FROZEN:
> > > /* Update our root-domain */
> > > rq = cpu_rq(cpu);
> > > spin_lock_irqsave(&rq->lock, flags);
> >
> > No, it does not.
>
> Well, this is a bug nevertheless.
>

Well, my previous root cause needs some small changes.

During the notifier call chain for CPU_DOWN(till 'update_sched_domains'
is called atleast), all the cpu's are attached to 'def_root_domain', for whom
online mask still has the offline cpu.

This is because, during CPU_DOWN_PREPARE, migration_call() first clears
the root_domain->online, and later during the DOWN_PREPARE call chain
detach_destroy_domains() attach to def_root_domain with cpu_online_map(which
still has the just about to die 'cpu' set).

So essentially, during the notifier call chain of CPU_DOWN (before
'update_sched_domains' is called atleast), any one doing RT process
wakeup's (for example: kthread_stop()) can still end up on the dead cpu.

Andrew, Can you please try one more patch(appended) to see if it helps?

Signed-off-by: Suresh Siddha <suresh.b.siddha@intel.com>
---
diff --git a/kernel/sched_rt.c b/kernel/sched_rt.c
index 0a6d2e5..8cb707c 100644
--- a/kernel/sched_rt.c
+++ b/kernel/sched_rt.c
@@ -597,7 +597,7 @@ static int find_lowest_cpus(struct task_struct *task, cpumask_t *lowest_mask)
int count = 0;
int cpu;

- cpus_and(*lowest_mask, task_rq(task)->rd->online, task->cpus_allowed);
+ cpus_and(*lowest_mask, task->cpus_allowed, cpu_online_map);

/*
* Scan each rq for the lowest prio.

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