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SubjectRe: [PATCH] sched/rt.c: pick and check task if double_lock_balance() unlock the rq
Hi Steven, Peter,

On 2017/9/26 11:18, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> On Tue, 26 Sep 2017 09:23:20 +0800
> zhouchengming<zhouchengming1@huawei.com> wrote:
>
>> On 2017/9/26 3:40, Steven Rostedt wrote:
>>> On Mon, 11 Sep 2017 14:51:49 +0800
>>> Zhou Chengming<zhouchengming1@huawei.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>> push_rt_task() pick the first pushable task and find an eligible
>>>> lowest_rq, then double_lock_balance(rq, lowest_rq). So if
>>>> double_lock_balance() unlock the rq (when double_lock_balance() return 1),
>>>> we have to check if this task is still on the rq.
>>>>
>>>> The problem is that the check conditions are not sufficient:
>>>>
>>>> if (unlikely(task_rq(task) != rq ||
>>>> !cpumask_test_cpu(lowest_rq->cpu,&task->cpus_allowed) ||
>>>> task_running(rq, task) ||
>>>> !rt_task(task) ||
>>>> !task_on_rq_queued(task))) {
>>>>
>>>> cpu2 cpu1 cpu0
>>>> push_rt_task(rq1)
>>>> pick task_A on rq1
>>>> find rq0
>>>> double_lock_balance(rq1, rq0)
>>>> unlock(rq1)
>>>> rq1 __schedule
>>>> pick task_A run
>>>> task_A sleep (dequeued)
>>>> lock(rq0)
>>>> lock(rq1)
>>>> do_above_check(task_A)
>>>> task_rq(task_A) == rq1
>>>> cpus_allowed unchanged
>>>> task_running == false
>>>> rt_task(task_A) == true
>>>> try_to_wake_up(task_A)
>>>> select_cpu = cpu3
>>>> enqueue(rq3, task_A)
>>> How can this happen? The try_to_wake_up(task_A) needs to grab the rq
>>> that task A is on, and we have that rq lock.
>>>
>>> /me confused.
>>>
>>> -- Steve
>> Thanks for the reply!
>> After the task_A sleep on cpu1, the try_to_wake_up(task_A) on cpu0 select a different cpu3,
>> so it will grab the rq3 lock, not the rq1 lock.
> Ah crap. This is caused by 7608dec2ce20 ("sched: Drop the rq argument
> to sched_class::select_task_rq()"). Because this code depends on
> try_to_wake_up() grabbing the task's rq lock. But it no longer does
> that, and it causes this race.
>
> OK, I need to look at this deeper when I'm not so jetlagged and typing
> this because I can't sleep at 5am.
>
> Thanks for pointing this out!
>
> It may be fixed by simply grabbing the run queue lock on migration, as
> that would sync things up.

Is there any new solution? I don't think grabbing the rq lock without the task->pi_lock
will fix this problem. And I think my patch is correct and the changes are small.

Thanks!

> Peter?
>
>
> -- Steve
>
>
>
> .
>


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