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Subject[PATCH] hrtimer: prevent migration for raising softirq

Due to a possible deadlock, the waking of the softirq was pushed outside
of the hrtimer base locks. See commit 0c96c5979a522c3323c30a078a70120e29b5bdbc

Unfortunately this allows the task to migrate after setting up the softirq
and raising it. Since softirqs run a queue that is per-cpu we may raise the
softirq on the wrong CPU and this will keep the queued softirq task from
running.

To solve this issue, this patch disables preemption around the releasing
of the hrtimer lock and raising of the softirq.

Signed-off-by: Steven Rostedt <srostedt@redhat.com>

---
kernel/hrtimer.c | 8 ++++++++
1 file changed, 8 insertions(+)
Index: linus.git/kernel/hrtimer.c
===================================================================
--- linus.git.orig/kernel/hrtimer.c 2008-05-09 15:11:45.000000000 -0400
+++ linus.git/kernel/hrtimer.c 2008-07-03 14:07:30.000000000 -0400
@@ -1003,10 +1003,18 @@ hrtimer_start(struct hrtimer *timer, kti
*/
raise = timer->state == HRTIMER_STATE_PENDING;

+ /*
+ * We use preempt_disable to prevent this task from migrating after
+ * setting up the softirq and raising it. Otherwise, if me migrate
+ * we will raise the softirq on the wrong CPU.
+ */
+ preempt_disable();
+
unlock_hrtimer_base(timer, &flags);

if (raise)
hrtimer_raise_softirq();
+ preempt_enable();

return ret;
}


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