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SubjectRe: [PATCH RT 3.18] ring-buffer: Mark irq_work as HARD_IRQ to prevent deadlocks
On 2015-04-16 16:26, Sebastian Andrzej Siewior wrote:
> On 04/16/2015 04:06 PM, Jan Kiszka wrote:
>> ftrace may trigger rb_wakeups while holding pi_lock which will also be
>> requested via trace_...->...->ring_buffer_unlock_commit->...->
>> irq_work_queue->raise_softirq->try_to_wake_up. This quickly causes
>> deadlocks when trying to use ftrace under -rt.
>>
>> Resolve this by marking the ring buffer's irq_work as HARD_IRQ.
>>
>> Signed-off-by: Jan Kiszka <jan.kiszka@siemens.com>
>> ---
>>
>> I'm not yet sure if this doesn't push work into hard-irq context that
>> is better not done there on -rt.
>
> everything should be done in the soft-irq.
>
>>
>> I'm also not sure if there aren't more such cases, given that -rt turns
>> the default irq_work wakeup policy around. But maybe we are lucky.
>
> The only thing that is getting done in the hardirq is the FULL_NO_HZ
> thingy. I would be _very_ glad if we could keep it that way.

Then - to my current understanding - we need an NMI-safe trigger for
soft-irq work. Is there anything like this existing already? Or can we
still use the IPI-based kick without actually doing the work in hard-irq
context?

Jan

>
>> kernel/trace/ring_buffer.c | 1 +
>> 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)
>>
>> diff --git a/kernel/trace/ring_buffer.c b/kernel/trace/ring_buffer.c
>> index f4fbbfc..6a1939e 100644
>> --- a/kernel/trace/ring_buffer.c
>> +++ b/kernel/trace/ring_buffer.c
>> @@ -1252,6 +1252,7 @@ rb_allocate_cpu_buffer(struct ring_buffer *buffer, int nr_pages, int cpu)
>> init_irq_work(&cpu_buffer->irq_work.work, rb_wake_up_waiters);
>> init_waitqueue_head(&cpu_buffer->irq_work.waiters);
>> init_waitqueue_head(&cpu_buffer->irq_work.full_waiters);
>> + cpu_buffer->irq_work.work.flags = IRQ_WORK_HARD_IRQ;
>>
>> bpage = kzalloc_node(ALIGN(sizeof(*bpage), cache_line_size()),
>> GFP_KERNEL, cpu_to_node(cpu));
>>
>
> Sebastian
>

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