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SubjectRe: Worker threads in D state since c5a94a618e7ac86 (workqueue: Use TASK_IDLE)
On 2017.09.11 at 16:21 +0200, Markus Trippelsdorf wrote:
> 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

Ping?
You may call it a cosmetic issue, but still it makes debugging much
harder. Finding "real" blocked tasks is now like finding a needle in a
haystack.

--
Markus

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