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SubjectRe: [RFC] [PATCH] Fix misrouted interrupts deadlocks
On Mon, Nov 20, 2006 at 02:23:35PM -0500, Vivek Goyal wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 10, 2006 at 04:55:48PM +0300, Pavel Emelianov wrote:
> > As the second lock on booth CPUs is taken before checking that
> > this irq is being handled in another processor this may cause
> > a deadlock. This issue is only theoretical.
> >
> > I propose the attached patch to fix booth problems: when trying
> > to handle misrouted IRQ active desc->lock may be unlocked.
> >
> > Please comment.
>
> > --- ./kernel/irq/spurious.c.irqlockup 2006-11-09 11:19:10.000000000 +0300
> > +++ ./kernel/irq/spurious.c 2006-11-10 16:53:38.000000000 +0300
> > @@ -147,7 +147,11 @@ void note_interrupt(unsigned int irq, st
> > if (unlikely(irqfixup)) {
> > /* Don't punish working computers */
> > if ((irqfixup == 2 && irq == 0) || action_ret == IRQ_NONE) {
> > - int ok = misrouted_irq(irq);
> > + int ok;
> > +
> > + spin_unlock(&desc->lock);
> > + ok = misrouted_irq(irq);
> > + spin_lock(&desc->lock);
>
> Hi Pavel,
>
> Till -rc5, I was able to boot a kernel with irqpoll option and in -rc6 I
> can't. It simply hangs. I suspect it is realted to this change. I have yet
> to confirm that. But before that one observation.
>

Hi Pavel,

If I backout your changes, everything works fine. So it looks like that
the problem I am facing is because of your patch but I don't have a logical
explanation yet that why the problem is there. Just realasing a lock
which is not currently acquired should not hang the system?

Thanks
Vivek
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