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SubjectRe: [patch] rt: res_counter fix, v2

* KAMEZAWA Hiroyuki <kamezawa.hiroyu@jp.fujitsu.com> wrote:

> On Thu, 12 Feb 2009 11:21:13 +0100
> Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> wrote:
>
> >
> > * Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu> wrote:
> >
> > > Frederic, could you try the patch below?
> >
> > Please try v2 below - it might even build ;-)
> >
> > Ingo
> >
> > ------------------->
> > Subject: rt: res_counter fix
> > From: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
> > Date: Thu Feb 12 11:11:47 CET 2009
> >
> > Frederic Weisbecker reported this warning:
> >
> > [ 45.228562] BUG: sleeping function called from invalid context at kernel/rtmutex.c:683
> > [ 45.228571] in_atomic(): 0, irqs_disabled(): 1, pid: 4290, name: ntpdate
> > [ 45.228576] INFO: lockdep is turned off.
> > [ 45.228580] irq event stamp: 0
> > [ 45.228583] hardirqs last enabled at (0): [<(null)>] (null)
> > [ 45.228589] hardirqs last disabled at (0): [<ffffffff8025449d>] copy_process+0x68d/0x1500
> > [ 45.228602] softirqs last enabled at (0): [<ffffffff8025449d>] copy_process+0x68d/0x1500
> > [ 45.228609] softirqs last disabled at (0): [<(null)>] (null)
> > [ 45.228617] Pid: 4290, comm: ntpdate Tainted: G W 2.6.29-rc4-rt1-tip #1
> > [ 45.228622] Call Trace:
> > [ 45.228632] [<ffffffff8027dfb0>] ? print_irqtrace_events+0xd0/0xe0
> > [ 45.228639] [<ffffffff8024cd73>] __might_sleep+0x113/0x130
> > [ 45.228646] [<ffffffff8077c811>] rt_spin_lock+0xa1/0xb0
> > [ 45.228653] [<ffffffff80296a3d>] res_counter_charge+0x5d/0x130
> > [ 45.228660] [<ffffffff802fb67f>] __mem_cgroup_try_charge+0x7f/0x180
> > [ 45.228667] [<ffffffff802fc407>] mem_cgroup_charge_common+0x57/0x90
> > [ 45.228674] [<ffffffff80212096>] ? ftrace_call+0x5/0x2b
> > [ 45.228680] [<ffffffff802fc49d>] mem_cgroup_newpage_charge+0x5d/0x60
> > [ 45.228688] [<ffffffff802d94ce>] __do_fault+0x29e/0x4c0
> > [ 45.228694] [<ffffffff8077c843>] ? rt_spin_unlock+0x23/0x80
> > [ 45.228700] [<ffffffff802db8b5>] handle_mm_fault+0x205/0x890
> > [ 45.228707] [<ffffffff80212096>] ? ftrace_call+0x5/0x2b
> > [ 45.228714] [<ffffffff8023495e>] do_page_fault+0x11e/0x2a0
> > [ 45.228720] [<ffffffff8077e5a5>] page_fault+0x25/0x30
> > [ 45.228727] [<ffffffff8043e1ed>] ? __clear_user+0x3d/0x70
> > [ 45.228733] [<ffffffff8043e1d1>] ? __clear_user+0x21/0x70
> >
> > The reason is the raw IRQ flag use of kernel/res_counter.c.
> >
> > The irq flags tricks there seem a bit pointless: it cannot
> > protect the c->parent linkage because local_irq_save() is
> > only per CPU.
> >
> > So replace it with _nort(). This code needs a second look.
> >
> I'm sorry for no knowledge about RT. Could you teach me what
> local_irq_save_nort() does ?
>
> Hmm, how about just replacaing _irq() with preempt_disable()/enable() ?
> xxx_nort() is better ?
>
> AFAIK, these will not be called from irq context. (Added Balbir to CC:)

_nort() will just turn them into NOPs in essence.

The question is, are these local IRQ flags manipulations really needed
in this code, and if yes, why?

Ingo


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