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SubjectRe: [RFC/RFT][PATCH v2 0/6] sched/cpuidle: Idle loop rework
On Wed, Mar 7, 2018 at 6:04 PM, Doug Smythies <> wrote:
> On 2018.03.06 12:57 Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
> ...[snip]...
>> And the two paragraphs below still apply:
>>> I have tested these patches on a couple of machines, including the very laptop
>>> I'm sending them from, without any obvious issues, but please give them a go
>>> if you can, especially if you have an easy way to reproduce the problem they
>>> are targeting. The patches are on top of 4.16-rc3 (if you need a git branch
>>> with them for easier testing, please let me know).
> Hi,
> I am still having some boot troubles with V2. However, and because my system
> did eventually boot, seemingly O.K., I didn't re-boot a bunch of times for
> further testing.

OK, thanks for letting me know.

> I ran my 100% load on one CPU test, which is for idle state 0 issues, on
> my otherwise extremely idle test server. I never did have very good ways
> to test issues with the other idle states (Thomas Ilsche's specialty).
> During the test I got some messages (I also got some with the V1 patch set):
> [16246.655148] rcu_preempt kthread starved for 60005 jiffies! g10557 c10556
> f0x0 RCU_GP_WAIT_FQS(3) ->state=0x0 ->cpu=5
> [19556.565007] rcu_preempt kthread starved for 60003 jiffies! g12126 c12125
> f0x2 RCU_GP_WAIT_FQS(3) ->state=0x0 ->cpu=5
> [20223.066251] clocksource: timekeeping watchdog on CPU4: Marking clocksource
> 'tsc' as unstable because the skew is too large:
> [20223.066260] clocksource: 'hpet' wd_now: 6b02e6a0
> wd_last: c70685ef mask: ffffffff
> [20223.066262] clocksource: 'tsc' cs_now: 3ed0d6f109f5
> cs_last: 3e383b5c058d mask: ffffffffffffffff
> [20223.066264] tsc: Marking TSC unstable due to clocksource watchdog
> [26720.509156] rcu_preempt kthread starved for 60003 jiffies! g16640
> c16639 f0x2 RCU_GP_WAIT_FQS(3) ->state=0x0 ->cpu=5
> [29058.215330] rcu_preempt kthread starved for 60004 jiffies! g17522
> c17521 f0x0 RCU_GP_WAIT_FQS(3) ->state=0x402 ->cpu=4
> ...

Can you please check if that's reporoducible with just the first three
patches in the series applied?

> The other observation is sometimes the number of irqs (turbostat) jumps
> a lot. This did not occur with the V1 patch set. An increase in irqs is
> expected, but I don't think that much.


> Note: I am unable to show a correlation between the above log entries
> and the jumps in irqs.


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