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SubjectRe: Is it a workqueue related issue in 2.6.37 (Was: Re: [libvirt] blkio cgroup [solved])
On 02/25/2011 02:18 PM, Tejun Heo wrote:
> Hello,
>
> On Fri, Feb 25, 2011 at 12:46:16PM +0100, Dominik Klein wrote:
>> With 2.6.37 (also tried .1 and .2) it does not work but end up like I
>> documented. With 2.6.38-rc1, it does work. With deadline scheduler, it
>> also works in 2.6.37.
>
> Okay, here's the problematic part.
>
> <idle>-0 [013] 1640.975562: workqueue_queue_work: work struct=ffff88080f14f270 function=blk_throtl_work workqueue=ffff88102c8fc700 req_cpu=13 cpu=13
> <idle>-0 [013] 1640.975564: workqueue_activate_work: work struct ffff88080f14f270
> <...>-477 [013] 1640.975574: workqueue_execute_start: work struct ffff88080f14f270: function blk_throtl_work
> <idle>-0 [013] 1641.087450: workqueue_queue_work: work struct=ffff88080f14f270 function=blk_throtl_work workqueue=ffff88102c8fc700 req_cpu=13 cpu=13
>
> The workqueue is per-cpu, so we only need to follow cpu=13 cases.
> @1640, blk_throtl_work() is queued, activated and starts executing but
> never finishes. The same work item is never executed more than once
> at the same on the same CPU, so when the next work item is queued, it
> doesn't get activated until the previous execution is complete.
>
> The next thing to do would be finding out why blk_throtl_work() isn't
> finishing. sysrq-t or /proc/PID/stack should show us where it's
> stalled.
>
> Thanks.
>


See attached logs of another run.

sysctl -w kernel.sysrq=1


echo blk > /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/current_tracer
echo 1 > /sys/block/sdb/trace/enable
echo workqueue_queue_work >> /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/set_event
echo workqueue_activate_work >> /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/set_event
echo workqueue_execute_start >> /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/set_event
echo workqueue_execute_end >> /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/set_event
That makes attachment trace_pipe5.gz

echo 8 > /proc/sysrq-trigger
echo t > /proc/sysrq-trigger
That makes attachment console.gz

hth
Dominik
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