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SubjectRe: [PATCH 4/4] futex: convert hash_bucket locks to raw_spinlock_t
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On Mon, 2010-07-12 at 22:40 +0200, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> On Mon, 12 Jul 2010, Darren Hart wrote:
> > On 07/10/2010 12:41 PM, Mike Galbraith wrote:
> > > On Fri, 2010-07-09 at 15:33 -0700, Darren Hart wrote:
> > > > > Out of curiosity, what's wrong with holding his pi_lock across the
> > > > > wakeup? He can _try_ to block, but can't until pi state is stable.
> > > > >
> > > > > I presume there's a big fat gotcha that's just not obvious to futex
> > > > > locking newbie :)
> >
> > Nor to some of us that have been engrossed in futexes for the last couple
> > years! I discussed the pi_lock across the wakeup issue with Thomas. While this
> > fixes the problem for this particular failure case, it doesn't protect
> > against:
> >
> > <tglx> assume the following:
> > <tglx> t1 is on the condvar
> > <tglx> t2 does the requeue dance and t1 is now blocked on the outer futex
> > <tglx> t3 takes hb->lock for a futex in the same bucket
> > <tglx> t2 wakes due to signal/timeout
> > <tglx> t2 blocks on hb->lock
> >
> > You are likely to have not hit the above scenario because you only had one
> > condvar, so the hash_buckets were not heavily shared and you weren't likely to
> > hit:
> >
> > <tglx> t3 takes hb->lock for a futex in the same bucket
> >
> >
> > I'm going to roll up a patchset with your (Mike) spin_trylock patch and run it
> > through some tests. I'd still prefer a way to detect early wakeup without
> > having to grab the hb->lock(), but I haven't found it yet.
> >
> > + while(!spin_trylock(&hb->lock))
> > + cpu_relax();
> > ret = handle_early_requeue_pi_wakeup(hb, &q, &key2, to);
> > spin_unlock(&hb->lock);
>
> And this is nasty as it will create unbound priority inversion :(

Oh ma gawd, _it's a train_ :>

> We discussed another solution on IRC in meantime:
>
> in futex_wait_requeue_pi()
>
> futex_wait_queue_me(hb, &q, to);
>
> raw_spin_lock(current->pi_lock);
> if (current->pi_blocked_on) {
> /*
> * We know that we can only be blocked on the outer futex
> * so we can skip the early wakeup check
> */
> raw_spin_unlock(current->pi_lock);
> ret = 0;
> } else {
> current->pi_blocked_on = PI_WAKEUP_INPROGRESS;
> raw_spin_unlock(current->pi_lock);
>
> spin_lock(&hb->lock);
> ret = handle_early_requeue_pi_wakeup();
> ....
> spin_lock(&hb->lock);
> }
>
> Now in the rtmutex magic we need in task_blocks_on_rt_mutex():
>
> raw_spin_lock(task->pi_lock);
>
> /*
> * Add big fat comment why this is only relevant to futex
> * requeue_pi
> */
>
> if (task != current && task->pi_blocked_on == PI_WAKEUP_INPROGRESS) {
> raw_spin_lock(task->pi_lock);
>
> /*
> * Returning 0 here is fine. the requeue code is just going to
> * move the futex_q to the other bucket, but that'll be fixed
> * up in handle_early_requeue_pi_wakeup()
> */
>
> return 0;
> }
>
> Thanks,
>
> tglx
>
>
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