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SubjectRe: PowerPC BUG: using smp_processor_id() in preemptible code
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On Wed, 2010-12-29 at 14:54 -0800, Hugh Dickins wrote:
> With recent 2.6.37-rc, with CONFIG_PREEMPT=y CONFIG_DEBUG_PREEMPT=y
> on the PowerPC G5, I get spammed by BUG warnings each time I swapoff:
>
> BUG: using smp_processor_id() in preemptible [00000000] code: swapoff/3974
> caller is .hpte_need_flush+0x4c/0x2e8
> Call Trace:
> [c0000001b4a3f830] [c00000000000f3cc] .show_stack+0x6c/0x16c (unreliable)
> [c0000001b4a3f8e0] [c00000000023eda0] .debug_smp_processor_id+0xe4/0x11c
> [c0000001b4a3f970] [c00000000002f2f4] .hpte_need_flush+0x4c/0x2e8
> [c0000001b4a3fa30] [c0000000000e7ef8] .vunmap_pud_range+0x148/0x200
> [c0000001b4a3fb10] [c0000000000e8058] .vunmap_page_range+0xa8/0xd4
> [c0000001b4a3fbb0] [c0000000000e80a4] .free_unmap_vmap_area+0x20/0x38
> [c0000001b4a3fc40] [c0000000000e8138] .remove_vm_area+0x7c/0xb4
> [c0000001b4a3fcd0] [c0000000000e8308] .__vunmap+0x50/0x104
> [c0000001b4a3fd60] [c0000000000ef3fc] .SyS_swapoff+0x59c/0x6a8
> [c0000001b4a3fe30] [c0000000000075a8] syscall_exit+0x0/0x40
>
> I notice hpte_need_flush() itself acknowledges
> * Must be called from within some kind of spinlock/non-preempt region...

Yes, we assume that the PTE lock is always held when modifying page
tables...

> Though I didn't actually bisect, I believe this is since Jeremy's
> 64141da587241301ce8638cc945f8b67853156ec "vmalloc: eagerly clear ptes
> on vunmap", which moves a call to vunmap_page_range() from one place
> (which happened to be inside a spinlock) to another (where it's not).
>
> I guess my warnings would be easily silenced by moving that call to
> vunmap_page_range() down just inside the spinlock below it; but I'm
> dubious that that's the right fix - it looked as if there are other
> paths through vmalloc.c where vunmap_page_range() has been getting
> called without preemption disabled, long before Jeremy's change,
> just paths that I never happen to go down in my limited testing.
>
> For the moment I'm using the obvious patch below to keep it quiet;
> but I doubt that this is the right patch either. I'm hoping that
> ye who understand the importance of hpte_need_flush() will be best
> able to judge what to do. Or might there be other architectures
> expecting to be unpreemptible there?

Well, it looks like our kernel mappings tend to take some nasty
shortcuts with the PTE locking, which I suppose are legit but do break
some of my assumptions there. I need to have a closer look. Thanks for
the report !

Cheers,
Ben.

> Thanks,
> Hugh
>
> --- a/mm/vmalloc.c
> +++ b/mm/vmalloc.c
> @@ -37,11 +37,13 @@ static void vunmap_pte_range(pmd_t *pmd,
> {
> pte_t *pte;
>
> + preempt_disable(); /* Stop __vunmap() triggering smp_processor_id() in preemptible from hpte_need_flush() */
> pte = pte_offset_kernel(pmd, addr);
> do {
> pte_t ptent = ptep_get_and_clear(&init_mm, addr, pte);
> WARN_ON(!pte_none(ptent) && !pte_present(ptent));
> } while (pte++, addr += PAGE_SIZE, addr != end);
> + preempt_enable();
> }
>
> static void vunmap_pmd_range(pud_t *pud, unsigned long addr, unsigned long end)




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