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SubjectRe: [BUG 2.6.25-rc3] scheduler/hotplug: some processes are dealocked when cpu is set to offline
On Fri, 7 Mar 2008 14:02:20 +0100
"Dmitry Adamushko" <dmitry.adamushko@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
>
> 'watchdog' is of SCHED_FIFO class. The standard load-balancer doesn't
> move RT tasks between cpus anymore and there is a special mechanism in
> scher_rt.c instead (I think, it's .25 material).
>
> So I wonder, whether __migrate_task() is still capable of properly
> moving a RT task to another CPU (e.g. for the case when it's in
> TASK_RUNNING state) without breaking something in the rt migration
> mechanism (or whatever else) that would leave us with a runqueue in
> the 'inconsistent' state...
> (I've taken a quick look at the relevant code so can't confirm it yet)
>
> maybe it'd be faster if somebody could do a quick test now with the
> following line commented out in kernel/softlockup.c :: watchdog()
>
> - sched_setscheduler(current, SCHED_FIFO, &param);
>

Yup, thanks. This:


kernel/softirq.c | 2 +-
kernel/softlockup.c | 2 +-
kernel/stop_machine.c | 2 +-
3 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
diff -puN kernel/softlockup.c~a kernel/softlockup.c
--- a/kernel/softlockup.c~a
+++ a/kernel/softlockup.c
@@ -211,7 +211,7 @@ static int watchdog(void *__bind_cpu)
struct sched_param param = { .sched_priority = MAX_RT_PRIO-1 };
int this_cpu = (long)__bind_cpu;

- sched_setscheduler(current, SCHED_FIFO, &param);
+// sched_setscheduler(current, SCHED_FIFO, &param);

/* initialize timestamp */
touch_softlockup_watchdog();
diff -puN kernel/stop_machine.c~a kernel/stop_machine.c
--- a/kernel/stop_machine.c~a
+++ a/kernel/stop_machine.c
@@ -188,7 +188,7 @@ struct task_struct *__stop_machine_run(i
struct sched_param param = { .sched_priority = MAX_RT_PRIO-1 };

/* One high-prio thread per cpu. We'll do this one. */
- sched_setscheduler(p, SCHED_FIFO, &param);
+// sched_setscheduler(p, SCHED_FIFO, &param);
kthread_bind(p, cpu);
wake_up_process(p);
wait_for_completion(&smdata.done);
diff -puN kernel/softirq.c~a kernel/softirq.c
--- a/kernel/softirq.c~a
+++ a/kernel/softirq.c
@@ -622,7 +622,7 @@ static int __cpuinit cpu_callback(struct

p = per_cpu(ksoftirqd, hotcpu);
per_cpu(ksoftirqd, hotcpu) = NULL;
- sched_setscheduler(p, SCHED_FIFO, &param);
+// sched_setscheduler(p, SCHED_FIFO, &param);
kthread_stop(p);
takeover_tasklets(hotcpu);
break;
_
fixes the wont-power-off regression.

But 2.6.24 runs the watchdog threads SCHED_FIFO too. Are you saying that
it's the migration code which changed?


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