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SubjectRe: RCU qsmask !=0 warnings on large-SMP...
On Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 10:09:21PM -0800, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 27, 2012 at 12:09:25PM +0100, Steffen Persvold wrote:
> > On 1/26/2012 20:26, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> > >On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 04:04:37PM +0100, Steffen Persvold wrote:
> > >>On 1/26/2012 02:58, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> > >>>On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 11:48:58PM +0100, Steffen Persvold wrote:
> > >>[]
> > >>>
> > >>>This looks like it will produce useful information, but I am not seeing
> > >>>output from it below.
> > >>>
> > >>> Thanx, Paul
> > >>>
> > >>>>This run it was CPU24 that triggered the issue :
> > >>>>
> > >>
> > >>This line is the printout for the root level :
> > >>
> > >>>>[ 231.572688] CPU 24, treason uncloaked, rsp @ ffffffff81a1cd80 (rcu_sched), rnp @ ffffffff81a1cd80(r) qsmask=0x1f, c=5132 g=5132 nc=5132 ng=5133 sc=5132 sg=5133 mc=5132 mg=5133
> > >
> > >OK, so the rcu_state structure (sc and sg) believes that grace period
> > >5133 has started but not completed, as expected. Strangely enough, so
> > >does the root rcu_node structure (nc and ng) and the CPU's leaf rcu_node
> > >structure (mc and mg).
> > >
> > >The per-CPU rcu_data structure (c and g) does not yet know about the
> > >new 5133 grace period, as expected.
> > >
> > >So this is the code in kernel/rcutree.c:rcu_start_gp() that does the
> > >initialization:
> > >
> > > rcu_for_each_node_breadth_first(rsp, rnp) {
> > > raw_spin_lock(&rnp->lock); /* irqs already disabled. */
> > > rcu_preempt_check_blocked_tasks(rnp);
> > > rnp->qsmask = rnp->qsmaskinit;
> > > rnp->gpnum = rsp->gpnum;
> > > rnp->completed = rsp->completed;
> > > if (rnp == rdp->mynode)
> > > rcu_start_gp_per_cpu(rsp, rnp, rdp);
> > > rcu_preempt_boost_start_gp(rnp);
> > > trace_rcu_grace_period_init(rsp->name, rnp->gpnum,
> > > rnp->level, rnp->grplo,
> > > rnp->grphi, rnp->qsmask);
> > > raw_spin_unlock(&rnp->lock); /* irqs remain disabled. */
> > > }
> > >
> > >I am assuming that your debug prints are still invoked right after
> > >the raw_spin_lock() above. If so, I would expect nc==ng and mc==mg.
> > >Even if your debug prints followed the assignments to rnp->gpnum and
> > >rnp->completed, I would expect mc==mg for the root and internal rcu_node
> > >structures. But you say below that you get the same values throughout,
> > >and in that case, I would expect the leaf rcu_node structure to show
> > >something different than the root and internal structures.
> > >
> > >The code really does hold the root rcu_node lock at all calls to
> > >rcu_gp_start(), so I don't see how we could be getting two CPUs in that
> > >code at the same time, which would be one way that the rcu_node and
> > >rcu_data structures might get advance notice of the new grace period,
> > >but in that case, you would have more than one bit set in ->qsmask.
> > >
> > >So, any luck with the trace events for rcu_grace_period and
> > >rcu_grace_period_init?
> > >
> >
> > I've successfully enabled them and it seems to work, however once
> > the issue is triggered any attempt to access
> > /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/trace just hangs :/
>
> Hmmm... I wonder if it waits for a grace period?
>
> If it cannot be made to work, I can probably put together some
> alternative diagnostics, but it will take me a day or three.

Actually, another thing to try is "torture_type=rcu_bh" on the modprobe
line for rcutorture. Also, it would be good to get a stack dump of the
hung process -- it might be hung for some other reason.

Thanx, Paul



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