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SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86: Don't send RESCHEDULE_VECTOR to offlined cpus
On Mon, Mar 10, 2008 at 01:24:18PM +0100, Ingo Molnar wrote:
>
> * Gautham R Shenoy <ego@in.ibm.com> wrote:
>
> > x86: Don't send RESCHEDULE_VECTOR to offlined cpus.
> > From: Gautham R Shenoy <ego@in.ibm.com>
> >
> > In the x86 native_smp_send_reschedule_function(), don't send the IPI
> > if the cpu has gone offline already. Warn nevertheless!!
>
> have you seen this happen?

Yup, this afternoon while running
cpu-hotplug stress tests (http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/3/3/11)
in parallel with kern-bench, I got this on the serial console.

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WARNING: at arch/x86/kernel/smp_32.c:475 native_smp_send_reschedule+0x22/0x3f()

Modules linked in: dock

Pid: 4722, comm: kstopmachine Not tainted 2.6.25-rc3 #46

[<c011f424>] warn_on_slowpath+0x41/0x51

[<c013ac74>] ? __lock_acquire+0xaae/0xaf6

[<c011a446>] ? resched_cpu+0x2c/0x6f

[<c0111691>] native_smp_send_reschedule+0x22/0x3f

[<c01186c7>] __resched_task+0x5f/0x63

[<c011a479>] resched_cpu+0x5f/0x6f

[<c011bb6d>] scheduler_tick+0x214/0x28f

[<c012737b>] update_process_times+0x3d/0x49

[<c013751d>] tick_sched_timer+0x6e/0xa6

[<c01374af>] ? tick_sched_timer+0x0/0xa6

[<c0131e8c>] __run_hrtimer+0x39/0x70

[<c0132668>] hrtimer_interrupt+0xeb/0x154

[<c01127bc>] smp_apic_timer_interrupt+0x6c/0x80

[<c0143670>] ? stopmachine+0x0/0x98

[<c0105553>] apic_timer_interrupt+0x33/0x38

[<c0143670>] ? stopmachine+0x0/0x98

[<c013007b>] ? sample_to_timespec+0x16/0x35

[<c0143701>] ? stopmachine+0x91/0x98

[<c01056eb>] kernel_thread_helper+0x7/0x10

=======================

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>
> Ingo

--
Thanks and Regards
gautham


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