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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/2] IB/hfi1: Use preempt_{dis,en}able_nort()
On Thu, 5 Oct 2017, Julia Cartwright wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 05, 2017 at 11:55:39AM -0400, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> > On Thu, 5 Oct 2017 10:37:59 -0500
> > Julia Cartwright <julia@ni.com> wrote:
> >
> > > On Thu, Oct 05, 2017 at 05:27:30PM +0200, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> > > > On Thu, 5 Oct 2017, Julia Cartwright wrote:
> > > > > On Tue, Oct 03, 2017 at 12:49:19PM -0300, Arnaldo Carvalho de Melo wrote:
> > > > > > - preempt_disable();
> > > > > > + preempt_disable_nort();
> > > > > > this_cpu_inc(*sc->buffers_allocated);
> > > > >
> > > > > Have you tried this on RT w/ CONFIG_DEBUG_PREEMPT? I believe that the
> > > > > this_cpu_* operations perform a preemption check, which we'd trip.
> > > >
> > > > Good point. Changing this to migrate_disable() would do the trick.
> > >
> > > Wouldn't we still trip the preempt check even with migration disabled?
> > > In another thread I asked the same question: should the preemption
> > > checks here be converted to migration-checks in RT?
> >
> > Is it a "preemption check"?
>
> Sorry if I was unclear, more precisely: the this_cpu_* family of
> accessors, w/ CONFIG_DEBUG_PREEMPT currently spits out a warning when
> the caller is invoked in a context where preemption is enabled.
>
> The check is shared w/ the smp_processor_id() check, as implemented in
> lib/smp_processor_id.c. It effectively boils down to a check of
> preempt_count() and irqs_disabled().

Except that on RT that check cares about the migrate disable state. You can
invoke this_cpu_* and smp_processor_id() in preemptible/interruptible
context because of:

if (cpumask_equal(current->cpus_ptr, cpumask_of(this_cpu)))
goto out;

That's true even on mainline.

But you are right that this check needs some update because
migrate_disable() does not immediately update the allowed cpumask IIRC.

Thanks,

tglx




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