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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/3 v3] rcu: Detect rcu uses under extended quiescent state
On Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 01:20:49PM +0200, Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 23, 2011 at 08:53:11PM -0700, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> > On Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 01:12:37AM +0200, Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
> > > This time I have no current practical cases to fix. Those I fixed
> > > in previous versions were actually using rcu_dereference_raw(), which
> > > is legal in extended qs.
> > >
> > > Frederic Weisbecker (3):
> > > rcu: Detect illegal rcu dereference in extended quiescent state
> > > rcu: Inform the user about dynticks idle mode on PROVE_RCU warning
> > > rcu: Warn when rcu_read_lock() is used in extended quiescent state
> > >
> > > include/linux/rcupdate.h | 68 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++-------
> > > kernel/lockdep.c | 4 +++
> > > kernel/rcupdate.c | 4 +++
> > > kernel/rcutiny.c | 13 +++++++++
> > > kernel/rcutree.c | 14 +++++++++
> > > 5 files changed, 93 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)
> >
> > Queued, thank you, Frederic!
> >
> > I have also applied your approach to SRCU, and I applied the following
> > to simplify the code a bit -- please let me know if there are any
> > problems with this approach.
> >
> > Thanx, Paul
> >
> > ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >
> > rcu: Remove one layer of abstraction from PROVE_RCU checking
> >
> > Simplify things a bit by substituting the definitions of the single-line
> > rcu_read_acquire(), rcu_read_release(), rcu_read_acquire_bh(),
> > rcu_read_release_bh(), rcu_read_acquire_sched(), and
> > rcu_read_release_sched() functions at their call points.
> >
> > Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
>
> Yeah looks good. Thanks!

And I thought that you might be amused by the following. Hmmm... I wonder
how I am going to use event tracing for the portions of RCU that execute
while in dyntick-idle mode...

But first... It turns out that rcu_check_extended_qs() is sometimes
called with preemption enabled (for example, in CONFIG_TREE_PREEMPT_RCU),
which causes smp_processor_id() to complain. One way to fix this would be
to write rcu_check_extended_qs() as follows:

bool rcu_check_extended_qs(void)
{
struct rcu_dynticks *rdtp;

preempt_disable();
rdtp = &__get_cpu_var(rcu_dynticks);
if (atomic_read(&rdtp->dynticks) & 0x1) {
preempt_enable();
return false;
}
preempt_enable();
return true;
}
EXPORT_SYMBOL_GPL(rcu_check_extended_qs);

Does the above make sense, or is there a higher-level bug that should be
addressed in a different way?

See below for the splat due to tracing while in dyntick-idle mode.
Might this explain some otherwise mysterious crashes when tracing is
enabled?

Thanx, Paul

------------------------------------------------------------------------

[ 0.449600] ===============================
[ 0.449605] [ INFO: suspicious RCU usage. ]
[ 0.449610] -------------------------------
[ 0.449616] /usr/local/autobench/var/tmp/build/arch/powerpc/include/asm/trace.h:122 suspicious rcu_dereference_check() usage!
[ 0.449626]
[ 0.449627] other info that might help us debug this:
[ 0.449628]
[ 0.449636]
[ 0.449637] rcu_scheduler_active = 1, debug_locks = 0
[ 0.449644] rcu is in extended quiescent state!
[ 0.449650] no locks held by kworker/0:0/0.
[ 0.449655]
[ 0.449656] stack backtrace:
[ 0.449662] Call Trace:
[ 0.449671] [c0000000e66d7b20] [c00000000001352c] .show_stack+0x70/0x184 (unreliable)
[ 0.449684] [c0000000e66d7bd0] [c0000000000b1ef0] .lockdep_rcu_suspicious+0xe8/0x110
[ 0.449697] [c0000000e66d7c70] [c000000000044fc0] .__trace_hcall_exit+0x1e4/0x218
[ 0.449709] [c0000000e66d7d20] [c000000000045c40] .plpar_hcall_norets+0xb4/0xd0
[ 0.449720] [c0000000e66d7d90] [c000000000047cd4] .pseries_dedicated_idle_sleep+0x1b0/0x22c
[ 0.449731] [c0000000e66d7e40] [c000000000016004] .cpu_idle+0x144/0x22c
[ 0.449743] [c0000000e66d7ed0] [c0000000006572cc] .start_secondary+0x378/0x384
[ 0.449754] [c0000000e66d7f90] [c000000000009268] .start_secondary_prolog+0x10/0x14



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