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SubjectRe: [PATCH] debug rcu head support !PREEMPT config
* Paul E. McKenney (paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com) wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 10:37:26AM -0500, Mathieu Desnoyers wrote:
> > * Steven Rostedt (rostedt@goodmis.org) wrote:
> > > On Wed, 2011-02-23 at 10:13 -0500, Mathieu Desnoyers wrote:
> > > > Remove DEBUG_RCU_HEAD dependency on PREEMPT config. Handle the unability to
> > > > detect if within a RCU read-side critical section by never performing any
> > > > attempt to recover from a failure situation in the fixup handlers. Just print
> > > > the warnings.
> > > >
> > > > This patch is only compile-tested.
> > > >
> > > > Signed-off-by: Mathieu Desnoyers <mathieu.desnoyers@efficios.com>
> > > > ---
> > > > kernel/rcupdate.c | 17 +++++++++++++++++
> > > > lib/Kconfig.debug | 2 +-
> > > > 2 files changed, 18 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
> > > >
> > > > Index: linux-2.6-lttng/lib/Kconfig.debug
> > > > ===================================================================
> > > > --- linux-2.6-lttng.orig/lib/Kconfig.debug
> > > > +++ linux-2.6-lttng/lib/Kconfig.debug
> > > > @@ -313,7 +313,7 @@ config DEBUG_OBJECTS_WORK
> > > >
> > > > config DEBUG_OBJECTS_RCU_HEAD
> > > > bool "Debug RCU callbacks objects"
> > > > - depends on DEBUG_OBJECTS && PREEMPT
> > > > + depends on DEBUG_OBJECTS
> > > > help
> > > > Enable this to turn on debugging of RCU list heads (call_rcu() usage).
> > > >
> > > > Index: linux-2.6-lttng/kernel/rcupdate.c
> > > > ===================================================================
> > > > --- linux-2.6-lttng.orig/kernel/rcupdate.c
> > > > +++ linux-2.6-lttng/kernel/rcupdate.c
> > > > @@ -142,7 +142,14 @@ static int rcuhead_fixup_init(void *addr
> > > > * Ensure that queued callbacks are all executed.
> > > > * If we detect that we are nested in a RCU read-side critical
> > > > * section, we should simply fail, otherwise we would deadlock.
> > > > + * In !PREEMPT configurations, there is no way to tell if we are
> > > > + * in a RCU read-side critical section or not, so we never
> > > > + * attempt any fixup and just print a warning.
> > > > */
> > > > +#ifndef CONFIG_PREEMPT
> > > > + WARN_ON(1);
> > > > + return 0;
> > > > +#endif
> > > > if (rcu_preempt_depth() != 0 || preempt_count() != 0 ||
> > > > irqs_disabled()) {
> > > > WARN_ON(1);
> > > > @@ -184,7 +191,14 @@ static int rcuhead_fixup_activate(void *
> > > > * Ensure that queued callbacks are all executed.
> > > > * If we detect that we are nested in a RCU read-side critical
> > > > * section, we should simply fail, otherwise we would deadlock.
> > > > + * In !PREEMPT configurations, there is no way to tell if we are
> > > > + * in a RCU read-side critical section or not, so we never
> > > > + * attempt any fixup and just print a warning.
> > > > */
> > > > +#ifndef CONFIG_PREEMPT
> > > > + WARN_ON(1);
> > > > + return 0;
> > > > +#endif
> > > > if (rcu_preempt_depth() != 0 || preempt_count() != 0 ||
> > > > irqs_disabled()) {
> > > > WARN_ON(1);
> > > > @@ -214,6 +228,9 @@ static int rcuhead_fixup_free(void *addr
> > > > * Ensure that queued callbacks are all executed.
> > > > * If we detect that we are nested in a RCU read-side critical
> > > > * section, we should simply fail, otherwise we would deadlock.
> > > > + * In !PREEMPT configurations, there is no way to tell if we are
> > > > + * in a RCU read-side critical section or not, so we never
> > > > + * attempt any fixup and just print a warning.
> > > > */
> > > > #ifndef CONFIG_PREEMPT
> > > > WARN_ON(1);
> > >
> > > Hmm, I wonder if s/WARN_ON/WARN_ON_ONCE/g is in order. Why spam the
> > > console if it happens to trigger all the time?
> >
> > The system should die pretty soon anyway due to list corruption, so I
> > don't think it's a problem in practice.
>
> Well, it would add noise, so I added a patch converting the WARN_ON's
> to WARN_ON_ONCE's.

Thinking about it, it makes a lot of sense. Thanks!

Mathieu


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Mathieu Desnoyers
Operating System Efficiency R&D Consultant
EfficiOS Inc.
http://www.efficios.com


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