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SubjectRe: [PATCH] stop_machine/cpu hotplug: fix disable_nonboot_cpus
Frédéric Weisbecker wrote:
> 2009/1/7 Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com>:
>
>> From: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com>
>>
>> disable_nonboot_cpus calls _cpu_down. But _cpu_down requires that the
>> caller already created the stop_machine workqueue (like cpu_down does).
>> Otherwise a call to stop_machine will lead to accesses to random memory
>> regions.
>>
>> When introducing this new interface (9ea09af3bd3090e8349ca2899ca2011bd94cda85
>> "stop_machine: introduce stop_machine_create/destroy") I missed the second
>> call site of _cpu_down.
>> So add the missing stop_machine_create/destroy calls to disable_nonboot_cpus
>> as well.
>>
>> Fixes suspend-to-ram/disk and also this bug:
>>
>> [ 286.547348] BUG: unable to handle kernel paging request at 6b6b6b6b
>> [ 286.548940] IP: [<c0150ca4>] __stop_machine+0x88/0xe3
>> [ 286.550598] Oops: 0002 [#1] SMP
>> [ 286.560580] Pid: 3273, comm: halt Not tainted (2.6.28-06127-g238c6d5
>> [ 286.560580] EIP: is at __stop_machine+0x88/0xe3
>> [ 286.560580] Process halt (pid: 3273, ti=f1a28000 task=f4530f30
>> [ 286.560580] Call Trace:
>> [ 286.560580] [<c03d04e4>] ? _cpu_down+0x10f/0x234
>> [ 286.560580] [<c012a57e>] ? disable_nonboot_cpus+0x58/0xdc
>> [ 286.560580] [<c01360c0>] ? kernel_poweroff+0x22/0x39
>> [ 286.560580] [<c0136301>] ? sys_reboot+0xde/0x14c
>> [ 286.560580] [<c01331b2>] ? complete_signal+0x179/0x191
>> [ 286.560580] [<c0133396>] ? send_signal+0x1cc/0x1e1
>> [ 286.560580] [<c03de418>] ? _spin_unlock_irqrestore+0x2d/0x3c
>> [ 286.560580] [<c0133b65>] ? group_send_signal_info+0x58/0x61
>> [ 286.560580] [<c0133b9e>] ? kill_pid_info+0x30/0x3a
>> [ 286.560580] [<c0133d49>] ? sys_kill+0x75/0x13a
>> [ 286.560580] [<c01a06cb>] ? mntput_no_expire+ox1f/0x101
>> [ 286.560580] [<c019b3b3>] ? dput+0x1e/0x105
>> [ 286.560580] [<c018ef87>] ? __fput+0x150/0x158
>> [ 286.560580] [<c0157abf>] ? audit_syscall_entry+0x137/0x159
>> [ 286.560580] [<c010329f>] ? sysenter_do_call+0x12/0x34
>>
>> Reported-by: "Justin P. Mattock" <justinmattock@gmail.com>
>> Reviewed-by: Pekka Enberg <penberg@cs.helsinki.fi>
>> Signed-off-by: Heiko Carstens <heiko.carstens@de.ibm.com>
>> ---
>> kernel/cpu.c | 6 +++++-
>> 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>>
>> Index: linux-2.6/kernel/cpu.c
>> ===================================================================
>> --- linux-2.6.orig/kernel/cpu.c
>> +++ linux-2.6/kernel/cpu.c
>> @@ -379,8 +379,11 @@ static cpumask_var_t frozen_cpus;
>>
>> int disable_nonboot_cpus(void)
>> {
>> - int cpu, first_cpu, error = 0;
>> + int cpu, first_cpu, error;
>>
>> + error = stop_machine_create();
>> + if (error)
>> + return error;
>> cpu_maps_update_begin();
>> first_cpu = cpumask_first(cpu_online_mask);
>> /* We take down all of the non-boot CPUs in one shot to avoid races
>> @@ -409,6 +412,7 @@ int disable_nonboot_cpus(void)
>> printk(KERN_ERR "Non-boot CPUs are not disabled\n");
>> }
>> cpu_maps_update_done();
>> + stop_machine_destroy();
>> return error;
>> }
>>
>>
>
>
> That should explain why suspend to disk failed on my box yesterday on
> the processors stage...
> Thanks!
>
>
O.K. applied the patch,
and shutdown the machine
a few times; no freeze, no bug message.
sweet!!.
Now I'm gonna try and dismantle
a bug message for educational purposes.
Thanks for the assistance.

regards;

Justin P. Mattock
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