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SubjectRe: [stable] [PATCH 1/2] CPUFREQ: Remove unneeded dbs_mutexes from ondemand and conservative governors
* Greg KH (greg@kroah.com) wrote:
> I don't see the patch below in Linus's tree. If it's there, what is the
> git commit id?
>

As I pointed out in an earlier reply, this patch is bogus and adds racy
data structure updates. It should not be merged.

Venkatesh is working on a proper fix.

Mathieu

> thanks,
>
> greg k-h
>
> On Thu, Jun 25, 2009 at 04:01:24PM +0200, Thomas Renninger wrote:
> > Comment from Venkatesh:
> > ...
> > This mutex is just serializing the changes to those variables. I could't
> > think of any functionality issues of not having the lock as such.
> >
> > -> rip it out.
> >
> > CC: Venkatesh Pallipadi <venkatesh.pallipadi@intel.com>
> > Signed-off-by: Thomas Renninger <trenn@suse.de>
> > ---
> > drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq_conservative.c | 61 +++-----------------------------
> > drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq_ondemand.c | 48 +++----------------------
> > 2 files changed, 10 insertions(+), 99 deletions(-)
> >
> > diff --git a/drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq_conservative.c b/drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq_conservative.c
> > index 7a74d17..6303379 100644
> > --- a/drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq_conservative.c
> > +++ b/drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq_conservative.c
> > @@ -18,7 +18,6 @@
> > #include <linux/cpu.h>
> > #include <linux/jiffies.h>
> > #include <linux/kernel_stat.h>
> > -#include <linux/mutex.h>
> > #include <linux/hrtimer.h>
> > #include <linux/tick.h>
> > #include <linux/ktime.h>
> > @@ -84,19 +83,6 @@ static DEFINE_PER_CPU(struct cpu_dbs_info_s, cpu_dbs_info);
> >
> > static unsigned int dbs_enable; /* number of CPUs using this policy */
> >
> > -/*
> > - * DEADLOCK ALERT! There is a ordering requirement between cpu_hotplug
> > - * lock and dbs_mutex. cpu_hotplug lock should always be held before
> > - * dbs_mutex. If any function that can potentially take cpu_hotplug lock
> > - * (like __cpufreq_driver_target()) is being called with dbs_mutex taken, then
> > - * cpu_hotplug lock should be taken before that. Note that cpu_hotplug lock
> > - * is recursive for the same process. -Venki
> > - * DEADLOCK ALERT! (2) : do_dbs_timer() must not take the dbs_mutex, because it
> > - * would deadlock with cancel_delayed_work_sync(), which is needed for proper
> > - * raceless workqueue teardown.
> > - */
> > -static DEFINE_MUTEX(dbs_mutex);
> > -
> > static struct workqueue_struct *kconservative_wq;
> >
> > static struct dbs_tuners {
> > @@ -236,10 +222,7 @@ static ssize_t store_sampling_down_factor(struct cpufreq_policy *unused,
> > if (ret != 1 || input > MAX_SAMPLING_DOWN_FACTOR || input < 1)
> > return -EINVAL;
> >
> > - mutex_lock(&dbs_mutex);
> > dbs_tuners_ins.sampling_down_factor = input;
> > - mutex_unlock(&dbs_mutex);
> > -
> > return count;
> > }
> >
> > @@ -253,10 +236,7 @@ static ssize_t store_sampling_rate(struct cpufreq_policy *unused,
> > if (ret != 1)
> > return -EINVAL;
> >
> > - mutex_lock(&dbs_mutex);
> > dbs_tuners_ins.sampling_rate = max(input, minimum_sampling_rate());
> > - mutex_unlock(&dbs_mutex);
> > -
> > return count;
> > }
> >
> > @@ -267,16 +247,11 @@ static ssize_t store_up_threshold(struct cpufreq_policy *unused,
> > int ret;
> > ret = sscanf(buf, "%u", &input);
> >
> > - mutex_lock(&dbs_mutex);
> > if (ret != 1 || input > 100 ||
> > - input <= dbs_tuners_ins.down_threshold) {
> > - mutex_unlock(&dbs_mutex);
> > + input <= dbs_tuners_ins.down_threshold)
> > return -EINVAL;
> > - }
> >
> > dbs_tuners_ins.up_threshold = input;
> > - mutex_unlock(&dbs_mutex);
> > -
> > return count;
> > }
> >
> > @@ -287,17 +262,12 @@ static ssize_t store_down_threshold(struct cpufreq_policy *unused,
> > int ret;
> > ret = sscanf(buf, "%u", &input);
> >
> > - mutex_lock(&dbs_mutex);
> > /* cannot be lower than 11 otherwise freq will not fall */
> > if (ret != 1 || input < 11 || input > 100 ||
> > - input >= dbs_tuners_ins.up_threshold) {
> > - mutex_unlock(&dbs_mutex);
> > + input >= dbs_tuners_ins.up_threshold)
> > return -EINVAL;
> > - }
> >
> > dbs_tuners_ins.down_threshold = input;
> > - mutex_unlock(&dbs_mutex);
> > -
> > return count;
> > }
> >
> > @@ -316,11 +286,9 @@ static ssize_t store_ignore_nice_load(struct cpufreq_policy *policy,
> > if (input > 1)
> > input = 1;
> >
> > - mutex_lock(&dbs_mutex);
> > - if (input == dbs_tuners_ins.ignore_nice) { /* nothing to do */
> > - mutex_unlock(&dbs_mutex);
> > + if (input == dbs_tuners_ins.ignore_nice) /* nothing to do */
> > return count;
> > - }
> > +
> > dbs_tuners_ins.ignore_nice = input;
> >
> > /* we need to re-evaluate prev_cpu_idle */
> > @@ -332,8 +300,6 @@ static ssize_t store_ignore_nice_load(struct cpufreq_policy *policy,
> > if (dbs_tuners_ins.ignore_nice)
> > dbs_info->prev_cpu_nice = kstat_cpu(j).cpustat.nice;
> > }
> > - mutex_unlock(&dbs_mutex);
> > -
> > return count;
> > }
> >
> > @@ -352,10 +318,7 @@ static ssize_t store_freq_step(struct cpufreq_policy *policy,
> >
> > /* no need to test here if freq_step is zero as the user might actually
> > * want this, they would be crazy though :) */
> > - mutex_lock(&dbs_mutex);
> > dbs_tuners_ins.freq_step = input;
> > - mutex_unlock(&dbs_mutex);
> > -
> > return count;
> > }
> >
> > @@ -566,13 +529,9 @@ static int cpufreq_governor_dbs(struct cpufreq_policy *policy,
> > if (this_dbs_info->enable) /* Already enabled */
> > break;
> >
> > - mutex_lock(&dbs_mutex);
> > -
> > rc = sysfs_create_group(&policy->kobj, &dbs_attr_group);
> > - if (rc) {
> > - mutex_unlock(&dbs_mutex);
> > + if (rc)
> > return rc;
> > - }
> >
> > for_each_cpu(j, policy->cpus) {
> > struct cpu_dbs_info_s *j_dbs_info;
> > @@ -612,13 +571,9 @@ static int cpufreq_governor_dbs(struct cpufreq_policy *policy,
> > CPUFREQ_TRANSITION_NOTIFIER);
> > }
> > dbs_timer_init(this_dbs_info);
> > -
> > - mutex_unlock(&dbs_mutex);
> > -
> > break;
> >
> > case CPUFREQ_GOV_STOP:
> > - mutex_lock(&dbs_mutex);
> > dbs_timer_exit(this_dbs_info);
> > sysfs_remove_group(&policy->kobj, &dbs_attr_group);
> > dbs_enable--;
> > @@ -631,13 +586,9 @@ static int cpufreq_governor_dbs(struct cpufreq_policy *policy,
> > cpufreq_unregister_notifier(
> > &dbs_cpufreq_notifier_block,
> > CPUFREQ_TRANSITION_NOTIFIER);
> > -
> > - mutex_unlock(&dbs_mutex);
> > -
> > break;
> >
> > case CPUFREQ_GOV_LIMITS:
> > - mutex_lock(&dbs_mutex);
> > if (policy->max < this_dbs_info->cur_policy->cur)
> > __cpufreq_driver_target(
> > this_dbs_info->cur_policy,
> > @@ -646,8 +597,6 @@ static int cpufreq_governor_dbs(struct cpufreq_policy *policy,
> > __cpufreq_driver_target(
> > this_dbs_info->cur_policy,
> > policy->min, CPUFREQ_RELATION_L);
> > - mutex_unlock(&dbs_mutex);
> > -
> > break;
> > }
> > return 0;
> > diff --git a/drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq_ondemand.c b/drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq_ondemand.c
> > index e741c33..d080a48 100644
> > --- a/drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq_ondemand.c
> > +++ b/drivers/cpufreq/cpufreq_ondemand.c
> > @@ -17,7 +17,6 @@
> > #include <linux/cpu.h>
> > #include <linux/jiffies.h>
> > #include <linux/kernel_stat.h>
> > -#include <linux/mutex.h>
> > #include <linux/hrtimer.h>
> > #include <linux/tick.h>
> > #include <linux/ktime.h>
> > @@ -91,19 +90,6 @@ static DEFINE_PER_CPU(struct cpu_dbs_info_s, cpu_dbs_info);
> >
> > static unsigned int dbs_enable; /* number of CPUs using this policy */
> >
> > -/*
> > - * DEADLOCK ALERT! There is a ordering requirement between cpu_hotplug
> > - * lock and dbs_mutex. cpu_hotplug lock should always be held before
> > - * dbs_mutex. If any function that can potentially take cpu_hotplug lock
> > - * (like __cpufreq_driver_target()) is being called with dbs_mutex taken, then
> > - * cpu_hotplug lock should be taken before that. Note that cpu_hotplug lock
> > - * is recursive for the same process. -Venki
> > - * DEADLOCK ALERT! (2) : do_dbs_timer() must not take the dbs_mutex, because it
> > - * would deadlock with cancel_delayed_work_sync(), which is needed for proper
> > - * raceless workqueue teardown.
> > - */
> > -static DEFINE_MUTEX(dbs_mutex);
> > -
> > static struct workqueue_struct *kondemand_wq;
> >
> > static struct dbs_tuners {
> > @@ -269,14 +255,10 @@ static ssize_t store_sampling_rate(struct cpufreq_policy *unused,
> > int ret;
> > ret = sscanf(buf, "%u", &input);
> >
> > - mutex_lock(&dbs_mutex);
> > - if (ret != 1) {
> > - mutex_unlock(&dbs_mutex);
> > + if (ret != 1)
> > return -EINVAL;
> > - }
> > - dbs_tuners_ins.sampling_rate = max(input, minimum_sampling_rate());
> > - mutex_unlock(&dbs_mutex);
> >
> > + dbs_tuners_ins.sampling_rate = max(input, minimum_sampling_rate());
> > return count;
> > }
> >
> > @@ -287,16 +269,11 @@ static ssize_t store_up_threshold(struct cpufreq_policy *unused,
> > int ret;
> > ret = sscanf(buf, "%u", &input);
> >
> > - mutex_lock(&dbs_mutex);
> > if (ret != 1 || input > MAX_FREQUENCY_UP_THRESHOLD ||
> > - input < MIN_FREQUENCY_UP_THRESHOLD) {
> > - mutex_unlock(&dbs_mutex);
> > + input < MIN_FREQUENCY_UP_THRESHOLD)
> > return -EINVAL;
> > - }
> >
> > dbs_tuners_ins.up_threshold = input;
> > - mutex_unlock(&dbs_mutex);
> > -
> > return count;
> > }
> >
> > @@ -315,11 +292,9 @@ static ssize_t store_ignore_nice_load(struct cpufreq_policy *policy,
> > if (input > 1)
> > input = 1;
> >
> > - mutex_lock(&dbs_mutex);
> > - if (input == dbs_tuners_ins.ignore_nice) { /* nothing to do */
> > - mutex_unlock(&dbs_mutex);
> > + if (input == dbs_tuners_ins.ignore_nice) /* nothing to do */
> > return count;
> > - }
> > +
> > dbs_tuners_ins.ignore_nice = input;
> >
> > /* we need to re-evaluate prev_cpu_idle */
> > @@ -332,8 +307,6 @@ static ssize_t store_ignore_nice_load(struct cpufreq_policy *policy,
> > dbs_info->prev_cpu_nice = kstat_cpu(j).cpustat.nice;
> >
> > }
> > - mutex_unlock(&dbs_mutex);
> > -
> > return count;
> > }
> >
> > @@ -350,10 +323,8 @@ static ssize_t store_powersave_bias(struct cpufreq_policy *unused,
> > if (input > 1000)
> > input = 1000;
> >
> > - mutex_lock(&dbs_mutex);
> > dbs_tuners_ins.powersave_bias = input;
> > ondemand_powersave_bias_init();
> > - mutex_unlock(&dbs_mutex);
> >
> > return count;
> > }
> > @@ -586,13 +557,11 @@ static int cpufreq_governor_dbs(struct cpufreq_policy *policy,
> > if (this_dbs_info->enable) /* Already enabled */
> > break;
> >
> > - mutex_lock(&dbs_mutex);
> > dbs_enable++;
> >
> > rc = sysfs_create_group(&policy->kobj, &dbs_attr_group);
> > if (rc) {
> > dbs_enable--;
> > - mutex_unlock(&dbs_mutex);
> > return rc;
> > }
> >
> > @@ -627,28 +596,21 @@ static int cpufreq_governor_dbs(struct cpufreq_policy *policy,
> > dbs_tuners_ins.sampling_rate = def_sampling_rate;
> > }
> > dbs_timer_init(this_dbs_info);
> > -
> > - mutex_unlock(&dbs_mutex);
> > break;
> >
> > case CPUFREQ_GOV_STOP:
> > - mutex_lock(&dbs_mutex);
> > dbs_timer_exit(this_dbs_info);
> > sysfs_remove_group(&policy->kobj, &dbs_attr_group);
> > dbs_enable--;
> > - mutex_unlock(&dbs_mutex);
> > -
> > break;
> >
> > case CPUFREQ_GOV_LIMITS:
> > - mutex_lock(&dbs_mutex);
> > if (policy->max < this_dbs_info->cur_policy->cur)
> > __cpufreq_driver_target(this_dbs_info->cur_policy,
> > policy->max, CPUFREQ_RELATION_H);
> > else if (policy->min > this_dbs_info->cur_policy->cur)
> > __cpufreq_driver_target(this_dbs_info->cur_policy,
> > policy->min, CPUFREQ_RELATION_L);
> > - mutex_unlock(&dbs_mutex);
> > break;
> > }
> > return 0;
> > --
> > 1.6.0.2
> >
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