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SubjectRe: [patch V2 00/29] lockup_detector: Cure hotplug deadlocks and replace duct tape
On Tue, Sep 12, 2017 at 09:36:54PM +0200, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> The lockup detector is broken is several ways:
>
> - It's deadlock prone vs. CPU hotplug in various ways. Some of these
> are due to recursive cpus_read_lock() others are due to
> cpus_read_lock() from CPU hotplug callbacks which immediately lock
> the machine because cpus are write locked.
>
> - The handling of the cpu hotplug threads happens sideways to the
> smpboot thread infrastructure, which is racy and pointless
>
> - The handling of the user space sysctl interface is a complete
> trainwreck as it fiddles directly with variables which can be
> modified or evaluated by the running watchdogs.
>
> - The perf event initialization is a trainwreck as it tries to create
> perf events over and over even if perf is not functional (no
> hardware, ....). To avoid excessive dmesg spam it contains magic
> printk ratelimiting along with either wrong or useless messages.
>
> - The code structure is horrible as ifdef sections are scattered all
> over the place which makes it unreadable
>
> - There is more wreckage, but see the changelogs for the ugly details.
>

Aside from the simple compile issue in patch 25. I have no issues with this
patchset. Thanks Thomas!

Reviewed-by: Don Zickus <dzickus@redhat.com>


> The following series sanitizes the facility and addresses the problems.
>
> Changes since V1:
>
> - Wrapped the perf specific calls into the weak watchdog_nmi_*
> functions
>
> - Fixed the compile error pointed out by Don
>
> - Fixed the reconfiguration parameter inconsistency which broke
> powerpc
>
> - Picked up the updated version of patch 11/29
>
> Delta patch below.
>
> Thanks,
>
> tglx
> ---
> Diffstat for the series:
>
> arch/parisc/kernel/process.c | 2
> arch/powerpc/kernel/watchdog.c | 22 -
> arch/x86/events/intel/core.c | 11
> include/linux/nmi.h | 121 +++----
> include/linux/smpboot.h | 4
> kernel/cpu.c | 6
> kernel/smpboot.c | 22 -
> kernel/sysctl.c | 22 -
> kernel/watchdog.c | 633 ++++++++++++++---------------------------
> kernel/watchdog_hld.c | 193 ++++++------
> 10 files changed, 434 insertions(+), 602 deletions(-)
>
> Delta patch vs. V1
> 8<------------------------
> --- a/arch/powerpc/kernel/watchdog.c
> +++ b/arch/powerpc/kernel/watchdog.c
> @@ -355,12 +355,12 @@ static void watchdog_calc_timeouts(void)
> wd_timer_period_ms = watchdog_thresh * 1000 * 2 / 5;
> }
>
> -void watchdog_nmi_reconfigure(bool stop)
> +void watchdog_nmi_reconfigure(bool run)
> {
> int cpu;
>
> cpus_read_lock();
> - if (stop) {
> + if (!run) {
> for_each_cpu(cpu, &wd_cpus_enabled)
> stop_wd_on_cpu(cpu);
> } else {
> --- a/include/linux/nmi.h
> +++ b/include/linux/nmi.h
> @@ -102,7 +102,7 @@ static inline void hardlockup_detector_p
> static inline void hardlockup_detector_perf_enable(void) { }
> static inline void hardlockup_detector_perf_cleanup(void) { }
> # if !defined(CONFIG_HAVE_NMI_WATCHDOG)
> -static int hardlockup_detector_perf_init(void) { return -ENODEV; }
> +static inline int hardlockup_detector_perf_init(void) { return -ENODEV; }
> static inline void arch_touch_nmi_watchdog(void) {}
> # else
> static int hardlockup_detector_perf_init(void) { return 0; }
> --- a/kernel/watchdog.c
> +++ b/kernel/watchdog.c
> @@ -105,18 +105,32 @@ static int __init hardlockup_all_cpu_bac
> * softlockup watchdog threads start and stop. The arch must select the
> * SOFTLOCKUP_DETECTOR Kconfig.
> */
> -int __weak watchdog_nmi_enable(unsigned int cpu) { return 0; }
> -void __weak watchdog_nmi_disable(unsigned int cpu) { }
> +int __weak watchdog_nmi_enable(unsigned int cpu)
> +{
> + hardlockup_detector_perf_enable();
> + return 0;
> +}
> +
> +void __weak watchdog_nmi_disable(unsigned int cpu)
> +{
> + hardlockup_detector_perf_disable();
> +}
> +
> +/* Return 0, if a NMI watchdog is available. Error code otherwise */
> +int __weak __init void watchdog_nmi_probe(void)
> +{
> + return hardlockup_detector_perf_init();
> +}
>
> /**
> * watchdog_nmi_reconfigure - Optional function to reconfigure NMI watchdogs
> - * @stop: If true stop the watchdogs on all enabled CPUs
> - * If false start the watchdogs on all enabled CPUs
> + * @run: If false stop the watchdogs on all enabled CPUs
> + * If true start the watchdogs on all enabled CPUs
> *
> * The core call order is:
> - * watchdog_nmi_reconfigure(true);
> - * update_variables();
> * watchdog_nmi_reconfigure(false);
> + * update_variables();
> + * watchdog_nmi_reconfigure(true);
> *
> * The second call which starts the watchdogs again guarantees that the
> * following variables are stable across the call.
> @@ -126,13 +140,13 @@ void __weak watchdog_nmi_disable(unsigne
> *
> * After the call the variables can be changed again.
> */
> -void __weak watchdog_nmi_reconfigure(bool stop) { }
> +void __weak watchdog_nmi_reconfigure(bool run) { }
>
> /**
> * lockup_detector_update_enable - Update the sysctl enable bit
> *
> * Caller needs to make sure that the NMI/perf watchdogs are off, so this
> - * can't race with hardlockup_detector_disable().
> + * can't race with watchdog_nmi_disable().
> */
> static void lockup_detector_update_enable(void)
> {
> @@ -453,8 +467,7 @@ static void watchdog_enable(unsigned int
> __touch_watchdog();
> /* Enable the perf event */
> if (watchdog_enabled & NMI_WATCHDOG_ENABLED)
> - hardlockup_detector_perf_enable();
> - watchdog_nmi_enable(cpu);
> + watchdog_nmi_enable(cpu);
>
> watchdog_set_prio(SCHED_FIFO, MAX_RT_PRIO - 1);
> }
> @@ -469,7 +482,6 @@ static void watchdog_disable(unsigned in
> * between disabling the timer and disabling the perf event causes
> * the perf NMI to detect a false positive.
> */
> - hardlockup_detector_perf_disable();
> watchdog_nmi_disable(cpu);
> hrtimer_cancel(hrtimer);
> }
> @@ -745,12 +757,6 @@ int proc_watchdog_cpumask(struct ctl_tab
> }
> #endif /* CONFIG_SYSCTL */
>
> -static __init void detect_nmi_watchdog(void)
> -{
> - if (!hardlockup_detector_perf_init())
> - nmi_watchdog_available = true;
> -}
> -
> void __init lockup_detector_init(void)
> {
> #ifdef CONFIG_NO_HZ_FULL
> @@ -763,6 +769,7 @@ void __init lockup_detector_init(void)
> cpumask_copy(&watchdog_cpumask, cpu_possible_mask);
> #endif
>
> - detect_nmi_watchdog();
> + if (!watchdog_nmi_probe())
> + nmi_watchdog_available = true;
> softlockup_init_threads();
> }
>
>
>

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