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SubjectRe: linux-next 20111025: warnings in rcu_idle_exit_common()/rcu_idle_enter_common()
On Tue, Nov 01, 2011 at 06:34:29PM +0100, Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
> 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.

OK, that could explain the otherwise-mystifying results Wu Fengguang
just sent -- "No, this is not the idle task, but it has the same
PID and command line!" ;-)

And idle_cpu() does seem to have grown a bit recently. Hmmm...

Perhaps I should add something like the following and call it from
RCU's dyntick-idle code path? Thomas, Peter, seem reasonable?

/**
* cpu_is_running_idle_task - is a given cpu running its idle task?
* @cpu: the processor in question.
*/
int cpu_is_running_idle_task(int cpu)
{
return cpu_curr(cpu) == cpu_rq(cpu)->idle;
}



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