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SubjectRe: 2.6.31.4-rt14 posix message queues problem


On Thu, 15 Oct 2009, John Kacur wrote:

>
> > From: Joerg Abraham <Joerg.Abraham@alcatel-lucent.de>
> > Date: Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 7:51 PM
> > Subject: 2.6.31.4-rt14 posix message queues problem
> > To: LKML <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
> >
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > During some performance measurement I stumbled over unexpected bad
> > results for a posix message queue test case. Which is not surprising
> > since the kernel log shows a "BUG: scheduling while atomic:" on every
> > measurement trigger.
> >
> > Attached is the kernel log for an embedded 8572ds powerpc system and a
> > condensed user space test appli. The test appli uses 2 processes
> > (mq_server and mq_client) and pingpongs some messages via posix
> > message queues. Please see the c-file header for details (the appli
> > itself makes not much sense but shows the problem).
> >
> > ./mq_server
> > ./mq_client # just crashes during run
> >
> > The problem does _not_ occur on kernels 2.6.29.6-rt24, 2.6.29.6
> > vanilla and 2.6.31.4 vanilla. The problem does _also_ show up on an
> > embedded x86_64 system and a full featured fc11 x86_64 system running
> > a 2.6.31.4-rt14 based kernel, so I dont think it's arch dependent.
> >
> > Can anybody reproduce the crash ???
> >
> > If you need more info's please let me know.
> >
> > [And if I'm doing stupid things just forgive me]
> >
> > Thanx
> >
> > Joerg
>
> Hello Joerg
>
> Does the following patch solve your problem?
>
> From 69fde4357db4a054733cbca4158606160e821a3a Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: John Kacur <jkacur@redhat.com>
> Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2009 20:52:37 +0200
> Subject: [PATCH] preempt_disable_rt(); should be paired with preempt_enable_rt()
>
> Signed-off-by: John Kacur <jkacur@redhat.com>
> ---
> ipc/mqueue.c | 2 +-
> 1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/ipc/mqueue.c b/ipc/mqueue.c
> index 63a47f7..ab4df36 100644
> --- a/ipc/mqueue.c
> +++ b/ipc/mqueue.c
> @@ -830,7 +830,7 @@ static inline void pipelined_send(struct mqueue_inode_info *info,
> wake_up_process(receiver->task);
> smp_wmb();
> receiver->state = STATE_READY;
> - preempt_enable_nort();
> + preempt_enable_rt();
> }
>
> /* pipelined_receive() - if there is task waiting in sys_mq_timedsend()
> --
> 1.6.0.6
>
>

fyi: I completed my testing, and I was able to reproduce your problem on
v2.6.31.4-rt14, and it goes away with the above patch.

Cheers

John


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