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SubjectRe: memory-controller patch fails to boot in qemu [mmotm]
* Hugh Dickins <hugh.dickins@tiscali.co.uk> [2009-08-01 23:09:09]:

> On Sun, 2 Aug 2009, Balbir Singh wrote:
> > * Jiri Slaby <jirislaby@gmail.com> [2009-08-01 16:07:38]:
> > >
> > > in mmotm-2009-07-30-05-01, the patch named
> > > memory-controller-soft-limit-organize-cgroups-v9.patch
> > > causes qemu fail to boot with tons of:
> > > BUG: scheduling while atomic: async/2/480/0x10000002
> > > Modules linked in:
> > > Pid: 480, comm: async/2 Tainted: G AW 2.6.31-rc4-mm1-bh #13
> > > Call Trace:
> > > [<ffffffff81036b6c>] __schedule_bug+0x5c/0x70
> > > [<ffffffff8140491b>] thread_return+0x5c1/0x786
> > > [<ffffffff8103dd30>] __cond_resched+0x20/0x50
> > > [<ffffffff81404b9d>] _cond_resched+0x2d/0x40
> > > [<ffffffff81096694>] truncate_inode_pages_range+0x224/0x450
> > > [<ffffffff8106dfa1>] ? smp_call_function_many+0x1e1/0x210
> > > [<ffffffff810e50d0>] ? invalidate_bh_lru+0x0/0x90
> > > [<ffffffff810e514b>] ? invalidate_bh_lru+0x7b/0x90
> > > [<ffffffff810e50d0>] ? invalidate_bh_lru+0x0/0x90
> > > [<ffffffff810968d0>] truncate_inode_pages+0x10/0x20
> > > [<ffffffff810ea875>] kill_bdev+0x35/0x40
> > > [<ffffffff810eba18>] __blkdev_put+0xa8/0x190
> > > [<ffffffff810ebb0b>] blkdev_put+0xb/0x10
> > > [<ffffffff81116f62>] register_disk+0x172/0x180
> > > [<ffffffff8115bca5>] add_disk+0x85/0x150
> > > [<ffffffff812398cf>] sd_probe_async+0x12f/0x200
> > > [<ffffffff810616ca>] async_thread+0x10a/0x270
> > > [<ffffffff8103f7a0>] ? default_wake_function+0x0/0x10
> > > [<ffffffff810615c0>] ? async_thread+0x0/0x270
> > > [<ffffffff8105ac66>] kthread+0x96/0xa0
> > > [<ffffffff8100ceaa>] child_rip+0xa/0x20
> > > [<ffffffff8105abd0>] ? kthread+0x0/0xa0
> > > [<ffffffff8100cea0>] ? child_rip+0x0/0x20
> > >
> > > Looks like an omitted unlock. I don't see anything suspicious in the
> > > patch though.
> >
> >
> > Thanks for the report, did you bisect the mmotm series to identify the
> > root cause? What does your .config look like? I tried kvm with the
> > patches (mmotm 30th July) and qemu-kvm (30th-july) with a Fedora 11
> > guest image and the system booted just fine for me.
> >
> > Could you share your command line as well?
>
> I've just finished chasing something similar (without qemu),
> and was about to post this:
>
> [PATCH mmotm] memory controller: soft limit organize cgroups v9 fix
>
> CONFIG_CGROUP_MEM_RES_CTLR=y CONFIG_PREEMPT=y mmotm fails to boot:
> Kernel panic - not syncing: No init found; after lots of scheduling
> while atomics, starting from when async_thread does sd_probe_async.
>
> mem_cgroup_soft_limit_check() was doing an unbalanced get_cpu():
> don't get_cpu if we won't need it, and put_cpu if we did get_cpu.
>
> Hmm, this a weird function, passed an argument just to tell it to do
> nothing. Perhaps a placeholder for something more sensible to come?

The argument is passed a result of a function, It no-ops quite
frequently for the root cgroup.

>
> Signed-off-by: Hugh Dickins <hugh.dickins@tiscali.co.uk>
> ---
> Fix to memory-controller-soft-limit-organize-cgroups-v9.patch
>
> mm/memcontrol.c | 4 +++-
> 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> --- mmotm/mm/memcontrol.c 2009-08-01 05:48:08.000000000 +0100
> +++ linux/mm/memcontrol.c 2009-08-01 21:45:37.000000000 +0100
> @@ -375,19 +375,21 @@ static bool mem_cgroup_soft_limit_check(
> bool over_soft_limit)
> {
> bool ret = false;
> - int cpu = get_cpu();
> + int cpu;
> s64 val;
> struct mem_cgroup_stat_cpu *cpustat;
>
> if (!over_soft_limit)
> return ret;
>
> + cpu = get_cpu();
> cpustat = &mem->stat.cpustat[cpu];
> val = __mem_cgroup_stat_read_local(cpustat, MEM_CGROUP_STAT_EVENTS);
> if (unlikely(val > SOFTLIMIT_EVENTS_THRESH)) {
> __mem_cgroup_stat_reset_safe(cpustat, MEM_CGROUP_STAT_EVENTS);
> ret = true;
> }
> + put_cpu();
> return ret;
> }
>

Thanks, my bad, I should have spotted the missing put_cpu(). I'll test
this with CONFIG_PREEMPT, CONFIG_PREEMPT_DEBUG and report back. The
patch obviously looks correct, but I'll test it as well.


--
Balbir


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