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SubjectRe: [patch 1/2] idle profile hits with NOHZ
On Thu, 28 May 2009 22:19:44 +0200 (CEST)
Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de> wrote:

> On Thu, 28 May 2009, Martin Schwidefsky wrote:
> > --- quilt-2.6.orig/kernel/time/tick-sched.c
> > +++ quilt-2.6/kernel/time/tick-sched.c
> > @@ -166,6 +166,7 @@ static void tick_nohz_stop_idle(int cpu)
> > ts->idle_lastupdate = now;
> > ts->idle_sleeptime = ktime_add(ts->idle_sleeptime, delta);
> > ts->idle_active = 0;
> > + ts->idle_pc = profile_pc(get_irq_regs());
>
> Hmm, tick_nohz_stop_idle() is called from
> tick_nohz_restart_sched_tick() as well in the context of the idle
> task.
>
> I think there is no guarantee that get_irq_regs() will return
> anything useful in thread context.
>
> So get_irq_regs() might return a NULL pointer which will explode
> some of the profile_pc() implementations. If not it can still feed
> total nonsense to the profile_hits() call.

Drat, but if it is called from idle we should be able to just skip the
assignment to ts->idle_pc, no? Then a simple in_interrupt() test is
missing.

--
blue skies,
Martin.

"Reality continues to ruin my life." - Calvin.



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