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Subject[PATCH 4/4] watchdog: configure nmi watchdog period based on watchdog_thresh
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Before the conversion of the NMI watchdog to perf event, the watchdog
timeout was 5 seconds. Now it is 60 seconds. For my particular application,
netbooks, 5 seconds was a better timeout. With a short timeout, we
catch faults earlier and are able to send back a panic. With a 60 second
timeout, the user is unlikely to wait and will instead hit the power
button, causing us to lose the panic info.

This change configures the NMI period to watchdog_thresh and sets
the softlockup_thresh to watchdog_thresh * 2. In addition, watchdog_thresh
was reduced to 10 seconds as suggested by Ingo Molnar.

Signed-off-by: Mandeep Singh Baines <msb@chromium.org>
LKML-Reference: <20110517071642.GF22305@elte.hu>
Cc: Marcin Slusarz <marcin.slusarz@gmail.com>
Cc: Don Zickus <dzickus@redhat.com>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <a.p.zijlstra@chello.nl>
Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <fweisbec@gmail.com>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
---
arch/x86/kernel/apic/hw_nmi.c | 4 ++--
include/linux/nmi.h | 2 +-
kernel/watchdog.c | 19 +++++++++++++++----
3 files changed, 18 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)
diff --git a/arch/x86/kernel/apic/hw_nmi.c b/arch/x86/kernel/apic/hw_nmi.c
index 5260fe9..d5e57db0 100644
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/apic/hw_nmi.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/apic/hw_nmi.c
@@ -19,9 +19,9 @@
#include <linux/delay.h>

#ifdef CONFIG_HARDLOCKUP_DETECTOR
-u64 hw_nmi_get_sample_period(void)
+u64 hw_nmi_get_sample_period(int watchdog_thresh)
{
- return (u64)(cpu_khz) * 1000 * 60;
+ return (u64)(cpu_khz) * 1000 * watchdog_thresh;
}
#endif

diff --git a/include/linux/nmi.h b/include/linux/nmi.h
index 5317b8b..2d304ef 100644
--- a/include/linux/nmi.h
+++ b/include/linux/nmi.h
@@ -45,7 +45,7 @@ static inline bool trigger_all_cpu_backtrace(void)

#ifdef CONFIG_LOCKUP_DETECTOR
int hw_nmi_is_cpu_stuck(struct pt_regs *);
-u64 hw_nmi_get_sample_period(void);
+u64 hw_nmi_get_sample_period(int watchdog_thresh);
extern int watchdog_enabled;
extern int watchdog_thresh;
struct ctl_table;
diff --git a/kernel/watchdog.c b/kernel/watchdog.c
index 6030191..6e63097 100644
--- a/kernel/watchdog.c
+++ b/kernel/watchdog.c
@@ -28,7 +28,7 @@
#include <linux/perf_event.h>

int watchdog_enabled = 1;
-int __read_mostly watchdog_thresh = 60;
+int __read_mostly watchdog_thresh = 10;

static DEFINE_PER_CPU(unsigned long, watchdog_touch_ts);
static DEFINE_PER_CPU(struct task_struct *, softlockup_watchdog);
@@ -91,6 +91,17 @@ static int __init nosoftlockup_setup(char *str)
__setup("nosoftlockup", nosoftlockup_setup);
/* */

+/*
+ * Hard-lockup warnings should be triggered after just a few seconds. Soft-
+ * lockups can have false positives under extreme conditions. So we generally
+ * want a higher threshold for soft lockups than for hard lockups. So we couple
+ * the thresholds with a factor: we make the soft threshold twice the amount of
+ * time the hard threshold is.
+ */
+static int get_softlockup_thresh()
+{
+ return watchdog_thresh * 2;
+}

/*
* Returns seconds, approximately. We don't need nanosecond
@@ -110,7 +121,7 @@ static unsigned long get_sample_period(void)
* increment before the hardlockup detector generates
* a warning
*/
- return watchdog_thresh * (NSEC_PER_SEC / 5);
+ return get_softlockup_thresh() * (NSEC_PER_SEC / 5);
}

/* Commands for resetting the watchdog */
@@ -182,7 +193,7 @@ static int is_softlockup(unsigned long touch_ts)
unsigned long now = get_timestamp(smp_processor_id());

/* Warn about unreasonable delays: */
- if (time_after(now, touch_ts + watchdog_thresh))
+ if (time_after(now, touch_ts + get_softlockup_thresh()))
return now - touch_ts;

return 0;
@@ -359,7 +370,7 @@ static int watchdog_nmi_enable(int cpu)

/* Try to register using hardware perf events */
wd_attr = &wd_hw_attr;
- wd_attr->sample_period = hw_nmi_get_sample_period();
+ wd_attr->sample_period = hw_nmi_get_sample_period(watchdog_thresh);
event = perf_event_create_kernel_counter(wd_attr, cpu, NULL, watchdog_overflow_callback);
if (!IS_ERR(event)) {
printk(KERN_INFO "NMI watchdog enabled, takes one hw-pmu counter.\n");
--
1.7.3.1


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