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SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86, mm: Send tlb flush IPIs to online cpus only
On 07/19/2012 07:02 PM, Borislav Petkov wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 19, 2012 at 06:27:33PM +0530, Srivatsa S. Bhat wrote:
>
> [ … ]
>
>> So we are sending an IPI to a cpu which is now offline. Once a cpu is offline,
>> it will no longer respond to IPIs. This explains the softlockup.
>>
>> A cpu in the mm_cpumask could go offline before we send the invalidate
>> IPI causing us to wait forever. Avoid this by sending the IPI to only the
>> online cpus.
>>
>> [Since flush_tlb_others_ipi() is always called with preempt disabled, it is
>> not possible for a CPU to go offline once we enter this function, because
>> CPU offline goes through the stop_machine() stuff (which cannot proceed until
>> all preempt disabled sections are exited). So we don't have to worry about
>> any race between CPU offline and the target cpumask calculation in
>> flush_tlb_others_ipi().]
>>
>> Addresses http://crosbug.com/31737
>>
>> Reported-and-debugged-by: Mandeep Singh Baines <msb@chromium.org>
>> Signed-off-by: Srivatsa S. Bhat <srivatsa.bhat@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
>> Acked-by: Mandeep Singh Baines <msb@chromium.org>
>> Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
>> Cc: Ingo Molnar <mingo@redhat.com>
>> Cc: "H. Peter Anvin" <hpa@zytor.com>
>> Cc: x86@kernel.org
>> Cc: Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org>
>> Cc: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
>> Cc: Stephen Rothwell <sfr@canb.auug.org.au>
>> Cc: Christoph Lameter <cl@gentwo.org>
>> Cc: Olof Johansson <olofj@chromium.org>
>> ---
>>
>> arch/x86/mm/tlb.c | 6 +++++-
>> 1 files changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/arch/x86/mm/tlb.c b/arch/x86/mm/tlb.c
>> index 5e57e11..9d387a9 100644
>> --- a/arch/x86/mm/tlb.c
>> +++ b/arch/x86/mm/tlb.c
>> @@ -186,7 +186,11 @@ static void flush_tlb_others_ipi(const struct cpumask *cpumask,
>>
>> f->flush_mm = mm;
>> f->flush_va = va;
>> - if (cpumask_andnot(to_cpumask(f->flush_cpumask), cpumask, cpumask_of(smp_processor_id()))) {
>> +
>> + cpumask_and(to_cpumask(f->flush_cpumask), cpumask, cpu_online_mask);
>> + cpumask_clear_cpu(smp_processor_id(), to_cpumask(f->flush_cpumask));
>> +
>> + if (!cpumask_empty(to_cpumask(f->flush_cpumask))) {
>
> FWIW, there's code in tip/x86/mm which reworks all that and
> flush_tlb_others_ipi along with the 32 TLB flush vectors are being
> removed in favor of a smp_call_function_many thing. And it should be
> hotplug-safe since it must be called with preemption disabled anyway.
>

Oh.. ok.. Then this patch is perhaps unnecessary..
Thanks for the info!

Regards,
Srivatsa S. Bhat

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