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SubjectRe: [PATCH] increase PREEMPT_BITS to 12 to avoid overflow when starting KVM
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On Tue, 2010-03-30 at 13:36 -0400, Rik van Riel wrote:
> Increase the PREEMPT_BITS to 12, to deal with a larger number
> of locks that can be taken in mm_take_all_locks or other places
> where many instances of the same type of lock can be taken.
>
> The overflow of PREEMPT_BITS should be harmless, since it simply
> increments the counter into the SOFTIRQ_BITS, and the counter
> will be decremented again later.
>
> However, the overflow does lead to backtraces with CONFIG_PREEMPT_DEBUG
> enabled.
>
> Signed-off-by: Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com>
> Reported-by: Kent Overstreet <kent.overstreet@gmail.com>
>
> ---
> Kent, does this patch fix the issue you saw?
>
> Peter, I know you do not like this approach. However, I could not
> think of a way around mm_take_all_locks. We need to take those locks
> and want to track that fact for lock debugging...

Does this even boot? It tramples all over PREEMPT_ACTIVE for x86.

Also, you'll need to convince mingo and tglx too.. taking that many
spinlocks is utter suckage..

> diff --git a/include/linux/hardirq.h b/include/linux/hardirq.h
> index d5b3876..e74108f 100644
> --- a/include/linux/hardirq.h
> +++ b/include/linux/hardirq.h
> @@ -14,8 +14,8 @@
> * We put the hardirq and softirq counter into the preemption
> * counter. The bitmask has the following meaning:
> *
> - * - bits 0-7 are the preemption count (max preemption depth: 256)
> - * - bits 8-15 are the softirq count (max # of softirqs: 256)
> + * - bits 0-12 are the preemption count (max preemption depth: 4096)
> + * - bits 13-19 are the softirq count (max # of softirqs: 256)
> *
> * The hardirq count can in theory reach the same as NR_IRQS.
> * In reality, the number of nested IRQS is limited to the stack
> @@ -24,16 +24,16 @@
> * hardirq nesting. An arch may choose to give less than 10 bits.
> * m68k expects it to be 8.
> *
> - * - bits 16-25 are the hardirq count (max # of nested hardirqs: 1024)
> - * - bit 26 is the NMI_MASK
> - * - bit 28 is the PREEMPT_ACTIVE flag
> + * - bits 26-29 are the hardirq count (max # of nested hardirqs: 1024)
> + * - bit 30 is the NMI_MASK
> + * - bit 31 is the PREEMPT_ACTIVE flag
> *
> - * PREEMPT_MASK: 0x000000ff
> - * SOFTIRQ_MASK: 0x0000ff00
> - * HARDIRQ_MASK: 0x03ff0000
> - * NMI_MASK: 0x04000000
> + * PREEMPT_MASK: 0x00000fff
> + * SOFTIRQ_MASK: 0x000ff000
> + * HARDIRQ_MASK: 0x3ff00000
> + * NMI_MASK: 0x40000000
> */
> -#define PREEMPT_BITS 8
> +#define PREEMPT_BITS 12
> #define SOFTIRQ_BITS 8
> #define NMI_BITS 1
>
>





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