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SubjectRe: Worker threads in D state since c5a94a618e7ac86 (workqueue: Use TASK_IDLE)
On 2017.09.11 at 06:11 -0700, Tejun Heo wrote:
> Hello,
>
> On Sun, Sep 10, 2017 at 09:36:53AM +0200, Markus Trippelsdorf wrote:
> > Since:
> >
> > commit c5a94a618e7ac86b20f53d947f68d7cee6a4c6bc
> > Author: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>
> > Date: Wed Aug 23 13:58:44 2017 +0200
> >
> > workqueue: Use TASK_IDLE
> >
> >
> > all worker threads are in D state. They all show up when using "magic
> > SysRq w". In htop they all have big fat red 'D' in the state column.
> > Is this really desirable?
> >
> > I have attached the output of "ps aux" after boot and the SysRq-w
> > output.
>
> Hmm.... looks like we better revert until we figure out how this
> should get presented in debugging facilities / to userspace. Peter?

BTW rcu recently introduced the same issue:

commit d5374226c3e444239e063f005dfb59cae4390db4
Author: Luis R. Rodriguez <mcgrof@kernel.org>
Date: Tue Jun 20 14:45:47 2017 -0700

rcu: Use idle versions of swait to make idle-hack clear

--
Markus

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