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SubjectRe: [RFC][RT][PATCH] mm: Do not use stop_machine() for __zone_pcp_udpate() for CONFIG_PREEMPT_RT_FULL
Adding to the distribution list: the author of the patch that included
the call to stop_machine() (commit 112067f0905b2de862c607ee62411cf47d2fe5c4).

On 06/19/12 11:32, Aaditya Kumar wrote:
> The code path of __zone_pcp_update() has following locks, which in
> CONFIG_PREEMPT_RT_FULL=y are rt-mutex.
> - pa_lock locked by cpu_lock_irqsave()
> - zone->lock locked by free_pcppages_bulk()
>
> Since __zone_pcp_update() is called from stop_machine(), so with
> CONFIG_PREEMPT_RT_FULL=y
> we get following backtrace when __zone_pcp_update() is called during
> memory hot plugging while
> doing heavy file I/O.
>
> I think stop_machine() may not be required for calling __zone_pcp_update()
> in case of CONFIG_PREEMPT_RT_FULL=y as acquiring pa_lock in __zone_pcp_update()
> should be sufficient to isolate pcp pages and to setup per cpu pagesets.
>
> Can someone please let me know if am missing anything here?
>
>
> The backtrace that this patch fixes:
> BUG: scheduling while atomic: migration/0/7/0x00000002
> Modules linked in: v2p
> Backtrace:
> [<800111a0>] (dump_backtrace+0x0/0x10c) from [<802d7b7c>]
> (dump_stack+0x18/0x1c)
> r6:80c8fc28 r5:80c8f9a0 r4:00000000 r3:60000013
> [<802d7b64>] (dump_stack+0x0/0x1c) from [<8001e81c>] (__schedule_bug+0x64/0x74)
> [<8001e7b8>] (__schedule_bug+0x0/0x74) from [<802d7fa0>]
> (__schedule+0x68/0x604)
> r4:8051bf00 r3:00000000
> [<802d7f38>] (__schedule+0x0/0x604) from [<802d8a78>] (schedule+0x98/0xbc)
> [<802d89e0>] (schedule+0x0/0xbc) from [<802d9e14>]
> (rt_spin_lock_slowlock+0x168/0x240)
> r4:805228f4 r3:00000000
> [<802d9cac>] (rt_spin_lock_slowlock+0x0/0x240) from [<802da234>]
> (rt_spin_lock+0x10/0x14)
> [<802da224>] (rt_spin_lock+0x0/0x14) from [<8008694c>]
> (__zone_pcp_update+0x58/0xd8)
> [<800868f4>] (__zone_pcp_update+0x0/0xd8) from [<800603ec>]
> (stop_machine_cpu_stop+0xb0/0x104)
> [<8006033c>] (stop_machine_cpu_stop+0x0/0x104) from [<80060200>]
> (cpu_stopper_thread+0xd4/0x188)
>
>
> Signed-off-by: Aaditya Kumar <aaditya.kumar@ap.sony.com>
>
> ---
> mm/page_alloc.c | 4 4 + 0 - 0 !
> 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)
>
> Index: b/mm/page_alloc.c
> ===================================================================
> --- a/mm/page_alloc.c
> +++ b/mm/page_alloc.c
> @@ -3868,7 +3868,11 @@ static int __zone_pcp_update(void *data)
>
> void zone_pcp_update(struct zone *zone)
> {
> +#ifndef CONFIG_PREEMPT_RT_FULL
> stop_machine(__zone_pcp_update, zone, NULL);
> +#else
> + __zone_pcp_update(zone);
> +#endif
> }
>
> static __meminit void zone_pcp_init(struct zone *zone)
>
> .
>




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