lkml.org 
[lkml]   [2016]   [Oct]   [11]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
 
Messages in this thread
/
SubjectRe: Oops on Power8 (was Re: [PATCH v2 1/7] workqueue: make workqueue available early during boot)
From
Date


On 11/10/16 22:22, Michael Ellerman wrote:
> Tejun Heo <tj@kernel.org> writes:
>
>> Hello, Michael.
>>
>> On Mon, Oct 10, 2016 at 09:22:55PM +1100, Michael Ellerman wrote:
>>> This patch seems to be causing one of my Power8 boxes not to boot.
>>>
>>> Specifically commit 3347fa092821 ("workqueue: make workqueue available
>>> early during boot") in linux-next.
>>>
>>> If I revert this on top of next-20161005 then the machine boots again.
>>>
>>> I've attached the oops below. It looks like the cfs_rq of p->se is NULL?
>>
>> Hah, weird that it's arch dependent, or maybe it's just different
>> config options. Most likely, it's caused by workqueue_init() call
>> being moved too early. Can you please try the following patch and see
>> whether the problem goes away?
>
> No that doesn't help.
>
> What does is this:
>
> diff --git a/kernel/sched/core.c b/kernel/sched/core.c
> index 94732d1ab00a..4e79549d242f 100644
> --- a/kernel/sched/core.c
> +++ b/kernel/sched/core.c
> @@ -1614,7 +1614,8 @@ int select_task_rq(struct task_struct *p, int cpu, int sd_flags, int wake_flags)
> * [ this allows ->select_task() to simply return task_cpu(p) and
> * not worry about this generic constraint ]
> */
> - if (unlikely(!cpumask_test_cpu(cpu, tsk_cpus_allowed(p)) ||
> + if (unlikely(cpu >= nr_cpu_ids ||
> + !cpumask_test_cpu(cpu, tsk_cpus_allowed(p)) ||
> !cpu_online(cpu)))
> cpu = select_fallback_rq(task_cpu(p), p);
>
>
> The oops happens because we're in enqueue_task_fair() and p->se->cfs_rq
> is NULL.
>
> The cfs_rq is NULL because we did set_task_rq(p, 2048), where 2048 is
> NR_CPUS. That causes us to index past the end of the tg->cfs_rq array in
> set_task_rq() and happen to get NULL.
>
> We never should have done set_task_rq(p, 2048), because 2048 is >=
> nr_cpu_ids, which means it's not a valid CPU number, and set_task_rq()
> doesn't cope with that.
>
> The reason we're calling set_task_rq() with CPU 2048 is because
> in select_task_rq() we had tsk_nr_cpus_allowed() = 0, because
> tsk_cpus_allowed(p) is an empty cpu mask.
>
> That means we do in select_task_rq():
> cpu = cpumask_any(tsk_cpus_allowed(p));
>
> And when tsk_cpus_allowed(p) is empty cpumask_any() returns nr_cpu_ids,
> causing cpu to be set to 2048 in my case.
>
> select_task_rq() then does the check to see if it should use a fallback
> rq:
>
> if (unlikely(!cpumask_test_cpu(cpu, tsk_cpus_allowed(p)) ||
> !cpu_online(cpu)))
> cpu = select_fallback_rq(task_cpu(p), p);
>
>
> But in both those checks we end up indexing off the end of the cpu mask,
> because cpu is >= nr_cpu_ids. At least on my system they both return
> true and so we return cpu == 2048.
>
> The patch above is pretty clearly not the right fix, though maybe it's a
> good safety measure.
>
> Presumably we shouldn't be ending up with tsk_cpus_allowed() being
> empty, but I haven't had time to track down why that's happening.
>
> cheers
>

+peterz

FYI: I see the samething on my cpu as well, its just that I get lucky
and cpu_online(cpu) returns false.

I think from a functional perspective we may want to get some additional
debug checks for places where the cpumask is empty early during boot.

Looks like there is a dependency between cpumasks and cpus coming online.
I wonder if we can hit similar issues during hotplug

FWIW, your patch looks correct to me, though one might argue that
cpumask_test_cpu() is a better place to fix it

Balbir Singh

\
 
 \ /
  Last update: 2016-10-11 14:21    [W:0.145 / U:32.672 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site