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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 2/5] x86, traps: Track entry into and exit from IST context
On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 5:28 PM, Sasha Levin <sasha.levin@oracle.com> wrote:
> On 01/30/2015 02:57 PM, Sasha Levin wrote:
>> On 01/28/2015 04:02 PM, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 9:48 AM, Paul E. McKenney
>>> <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:
>>>> On Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 08:33:06AM -0800, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
>>>>> On Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 5:25 PM, Andy Lutomirski <luto@amacapital.net> wrote:
>>>>>> On Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 12:48 PM, Sasha Levin <sasha.levin@oracle.com> wrote:
>>>>>>> On 01/23/2015 01:34 PM, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
>>>>>>>> On Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 10:04 AM, Borislav Petkov <bp@alien8.de> wrote:
>>>>>>>>> On Fri, Jan 23, 2015 at 09:58:01AM -0800, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>> [ 543.999079] Call Trace:
>>>>>>>>>>> [ 543.999079] dump_stack (lib/dump_stack.c:52)
>>>>>>>>>>> [ 543.999079] lockdep_rcu_suspicious (kernel/locking/lockdep.c:4259)
>>>>>>>>>>> [ 543.999079] atomic_notifier_call_chain (include/linux/rcupdate.h:892 kernel/notifier.c:182 kernel/notifier.c:193)
>>>>>>>>>>> [ 543.999079] ? atomic_notifier_call_chain (kernel/notifier.c:192)
>>>>>>>>>>> [ 543.999079] notify_die (kernel/notifier.c:538)
>>>>>>>>>>> [ 543.999079] ? atomic_notifier_call_chain (kernel/notifier.c:538)
>>>>>>>>>>> [ 543.999079] ? debug_smp_processor_id (lib/smp_processor_id.c:57)
>>>>>>>>>>> [ 543.999079] do_debug (arch/x86/kernel/traps.c:652)
>>>>>>>>>>> [ 543.999079] ? trace_hardirqs_on (kernel/locking/lockdep.c:2609)
>>>>>>>>>>> [ 543.999079] ? do_int3 (arch/x86/kernel/traps.c:610)
>>>>>>>>>>> [ 543.999079] ? trace_hardirqs_on_caller (kernel/locking/lockdep.c:2554 kernel/locking/lockdep.c:2601)
>>>>>>>>>>> [ 543.999079] debug (arch/x86/kernel/entry_64.S:1310)
>>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>>> I don't know how to read this stack trace. Are we in do_int3,
>>>>>>>>>> do_debug, or both? I didn't change do_debug at all.
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>> It looks like we're in do_debug. do_int3 is only on the stack but not
>>>>>>>>> part of the current frame if I can trust the '?' ...
>>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> It's possible that an int3 happened and I did something wrong on
>>>>>>>> return that caused a subsequent do_debug to screw up, but I don't see
>>>>>>>> how my patch would have caused that.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> Were there any earlier log messages?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Nope, nothing odd before or after.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Trinity just survived for a decent amount of time for me with my
>>>>>> patches, other than a bunch of apparently expected OOM kills. I have
>>>>>> no idea how to tell trinity how much memory to use.
>>>>>
>>>>> A longer trinity run on a larger VM survived (still with some OOM
>>>>> kills, but no taint) with these patches. I suspect that it's a
>>>>> regression somewhere else in the RCU changes. I have
>>>>> CONFIG_PROVE_RCU=y, so I should have seen the failure if it was there,
>>>>> I think.
>>>>
>>>> If by "RCU changes" you mean my changes to the RCU infrastructure, I am
>>>> going to need more of a hint than I see in this thread thus far. ;-)
>>>>
>>>
>>> I can't help much, since I can't reproduce the problem. Presumably if
>>> it's a bug in -tip, someone else will trigger it, too.
>>
>> I'm not sure what to tell you here, I'm not using any weird options for trinity
>> to reproduce it.
>>
>> It doesn't happen to frequently, but I still see it happening.
>>
>> Would you like me to try a debug patch or something similar?
>
> After talking with Paul we know what's going on here:
>
> do_debug() calls ist_enter() to indicate we're running on the interrupt
> stack. The first think ist_enter() does is:

I wonder whether there's an easy way to trigger this. Probably a
watchpoint on the user stack would do the trick.

>
> preempt_count_add(HARDIRQ_OFFSET);
>
> After this, as far as the kernel is concerned, we're in interrupt mode
> so in_interrupt() will return true.
>
> Next, we'll call exception_enter() which won't do anything since:
>
> void context_tracking_user_exit(void)
> {
> unsigned long flags;
>
> if (!context_tracking_is_enabled())
> return;
>
> if (in_interrupt()) <=== This returns true, so nothing else gets done
> return;
>
> At this stage we never tell RCU that we exited user mode, but then we
> try to use it calling the notifiers, which explains the warnings I'm seeing.
>

Is fixing this as simple as calling exception_enter before
incrementing the preempt count? I'll try to have a tested patch
tomorrow.

Thanks for tracking this down! I've been out of town since you
reported this, so I haven't had enough time to track it down myself.

--Andy


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