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SubjectRe: [patch V2 22/29] lockup_detector: Make watchdog_nmi_reconfigure() two stage
On Tue, 3 Oct 2017, Michael Ellerman wrote:
> Hi Thomas,
> Unfortunately this is hitting the WARN_ON in start_wd_cpu() on powerpc
> because we're calling it multiple times for the boot CPU.
>
> The first call is via:
>
> start_wd_on_cpu+0x80/0x2f0
> watchdog_nmi_reconfigure+0x124/0x170
> softlockup_reconfigure_threads+0x110/0x130
> lockup_detector_init+0xbc/0xe0
> kernel_init_freeable+0x18c/0x37c
> kernel_init+0x2c/0x160
> ret_from_kernel_thread+0x5c/0xbc
>
> And then again via the CPU hotplug registration:
>
> start_wd_on_cpu+0x80/0x2f0
> cpuhp_invoke_callback+0x194/0x620
> cpuhp_thread_fun+0x7c/0x1b0
> smpboot_thread_fn+0x290/0x2a0
> kthread+0x168/0x1b0
> ret_from_kernel_thread+0x5c/0xbc
>
>
> The first call is new because previously watchdog_nmi_reconfigure()
> wasn't called from softlockup_reconfigure_threads().

Hmm, don't you have the same problem with CPU hotplug or do you just get
lucky because the hotplug callback in your code is ordered vs. the
softlockup thread hotplug callback in a way that this does not hit?

> I'm not sure what the easiest fix is. One option would be to just drop
> the WARN_ON, it's just there for paranoia AFAICS.

The straight forward way is to make use of the new probe function. Patch
below.

Thanks,

tglx

8<------------------
--- a/arch/powerpc/kernel/watchdog.c
+++ b/arch/powerpc/kernel/watchdog.c
@@ -375,20 +375,18 @@ void watchdog_nmi_start(void)
/*
* This runs after lockup_detector_init() which sets up watchdog_cpumask.
*/
-static int __init powerpc_watchdog_init(void)
+int __init watchdog_nmi_probe(void)
{
int err;

- watchdog_calc_timeouts();
-
- err = cpuhp_setup_state(CPUHP_AP_ONLINE_DYN, "powerpc/watchdog:online",
- start_wd_on_cpu, stop_wd_on_cpu);
+ err = cpuhp_setup_state_nocalls(CPUHP_AP_ONLINE_DYN,
+ "powerpc/watchdog:online",
+ start_wd_on_cpu, stop_wd_on_cpu);
if (err < 0)
pr_warn("Watchdog could not be initialized");

return 0;
}
-arch_initcall(powerpc_watchdog_init);

static void handle_backtrace_ipi(struct pt_regs *regs)
{
--- a/kernel/watchdog.c
+++ b/kernel/watchdog.c
@@ -608,7 +608,6 @@ static inline int watchdog_park_threads(
static inline void watchdog_unpark_threads(void) { }
static inline int watchdog_enable_all_cpus(void) { return 0; }
static inline void watchdog_disable_all_cpus(void) { }
-static inline void softlockup_init_threads(void) { }
static void softlockup_reconfigure_threads(void)
{
cpus_read_lock();
@@ -617,6 +616,10 @@ static void softlockup_reconfigure_threa
watchdog_nmi_start();
cpus_read_unlock();
}
+static inline void softlockup_init_threads(void)
+{
+ softlockup_reconfigure_threads();
+}
#endif /* !CONFIG_SOFTLOCKUP_DETECTOR */

static void __lockup_detector_cleanup(void)
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