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SubjectRe: linux-next 20111025: warnings in rcu_idle_exit_common()/rcu_idle_enter_common()
On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 04:26:34PM +0800, Wu Fengguang wrote:
> Hi Paul,
>
> I got two warnings in rcutree.c. The last working kernels are
> linux-next 20111014 and linux v3.1.
>
> [ 0.194593] ------------[ cut here ]------------
> [ 0.194707] lockdep: fixing up alternatives.
> [ 0.194730] #2
> [ 0.194731] smpboot cpu 2: start_ip = 97000
> [ 0.195737] WARNING: at /c/wfg/linux-next/kernel/rcutree.c:444 rcu_idle_exit_common+0xd2/0x117()
> [ 0.196325] Hardware name:
> [ 0.196603] Modules linked in:
> [ 0.196899] Pid: 0, comm: kworker/0:0 Not tainted 3.1.0-ioless-full-next-20111025+ #881
> [ 0.197459] Call Trace:
> [ 0.197699] <IRQ> [<ffffffff81074534>] warn_slowpath_common+0x85/0x9d
> [ 0.201075] [<ffffffff81074566>] warn_slowpath_null+0x1a/0x1c
> [ 0.201438] [<ffffffff810d5afd>] rcu_idle_exit_common+0xd2/0x117
> [ 0.201812] [<ffffffff810d5fff>] rcu_irq_enter+0x75/0xa2
> [ 0.202160] [<ffffffff8107ac7f>] irq_enter+0x1b/0x74
> [ 0.202496] [<ffffffff8106f29e>] scheduler_ipi+0x5e/0xd5
> [ 0.202845] [<ffffffff8104ce6b>] smp_reschedule_interrupt+0x2a/0x2c
> [ 0.203229] [<ffffffff8198bb73>] reschedule_interrupt+0x73/0x80
> [ 0.203598] <EOI> [<ffffffff8198661f>] ? notifier_call_chain+0x63/0x63
> [ 0.204030] [<ffffffff8103ce2b>] ? mwait_idle+0xef/0x175
> [ 0.204378] [<ffffffff8103ce22>] ? mwait_idle+0xe6/0x175
> [ 0.204727] [<ffffffff810351bb>] cpu_idle+0x91/0xb8
> [ 0.205068] [<ffffffff81978bd5>] start_secondary+0x1de/0x1e2
> [ 0.205454] ---[ end trace 4eaa2a86a8e2da22 ]---

I'm seeing something similar but on my boot CPU.

The problem is that idle_cpu() gives a false negative due to the following
check:


if (!llist_empty(&rq->wake_list))
return 0;

When a task gets enqueued for waking, we call the scheduler
IPI, but since we call irq_enter() -> rcu_irq_enter() before
that wakee gets processed and flushed from the wake_list,
this is not a right condition to look at in order to know if
we are idle.


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