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Subject[PATCH 7/9] x86: Avoid calling arch_trigger_all_cpu_backtrace() at the same time
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From: Dongdong Deng <dongdong.deng@windriver.com>

The spin_lock_debug/rcu_cpu_stall detector uses
trigger_all_cpu_backtrace() to dump cpu backtrace.
Therefore it is possible that trigger_all_cpu_backtrace()
could be called at the same time on different CPUs, which
triggers and 'unknown reason NMI' warning. The following case
illustrates the problem:

CPU1 CPU2 ... CPU N
trigger_all_cpu_backtrace()
set "backtrace_mask" to cpu mask
|
generate NMI interrupts generate NMI interrupts ...
\ | /
\ | /
The "backtrace_mask" will be cleaned by the first NMI interrupt
at nmi_watchdog_tick(), then the following NMI interrupts generated
by other cpus's arch_trigger_all_cpu_backtrace() will be taken as
unknown reason NMI interrupts.

This patch uses a test_and_set to avoid the problem, and stop the
arch_trigger_all_cpu_backtrace() from calling to avoid dumping a
double cpu backtrace info when there is already a
trigger_all_cpu_backtrace() in progress.

Signed-off-by: Dongdong Deng <dongdong.deng@windriver.com>
Reviewed-by: Bruce Ashfield <bruce.ashfield@windriver.com>
CC: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
CC: Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>
CC: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>
CC: x86@kernel.org
CC: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org
Signed-off-by: Don Zickus <dzickus@redhat.com>
---
arch/x86/kernel/apic/hw_nmi.c | 13 +++++++++++++
1 files changed, 13 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)
diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/apic/hw_nmi.c b/arch/x86/kernel/apic/hw_nmi.c
index ddb29bf..b36dd01 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/apic/hw_nmi.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/apic/hw_nmi.c
@@ -36,10 +36,20 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(touch_nmi_watchdog);
/* For reliability, we're prepared to waste bits here. */
static DECLARE_BITMAP(backtrace_mask, NR_CPUS) __read_mostly;

+/* "in progress" flag of arch_trigger_all_cpu_backtrace */
+static unsigned long backtrace_flag;
+
void arch_trigger_all_cpu_backtrace(void)
{
int i;

+ if (test_and_set_bit(0, &backtrace_flag))
+ /*
+ * If there is already a trigger_all_cpu_backtrace() in progress
+ * (backtrace_flag == 1), don't output double cpu dump infos.
+ */
+ return;
+
cpumask_copy(to_cpumask(backtrace_mask), cpu_online_mask);

printk(KERN_INFO "sending NMI to all CPUs:\n");
@@ -51,6 +61,9 @@ void arch_trigger_all_cpu_backtrace(void)
break;
mdelay(1);
}
+
+ clear_bit(0, &backtrace_flag);
+ smp_mb__after_clear_bit();
}

static int __kprobes
--
1.7.3.2


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