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SubjectRe: [PATCH] thermal: core: Add a back up thermal shutdown mechanism
On Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 10:41:00PM +0530, Keerthy wrote:
>
>
> On Wednesday 12 April 2017 10:38 PM, Grygorii Strashko wrote:
> >
> >
> > On 04/12/2017 11:44 AM, Keerthy wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >> On Wednesday 12 April 2017 10:01 PM, Grygorii Strashko wrote:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> On 04/12/2017 10:44 AM, Eduardo Valentin wrote:
> >>>> Hello,
> >>>>
> >>> ...
> >>>
> >>>>
> >>>> I agree. But there it nothing that says it is not reenterable. If you
> >>>> saw something in this line, can you please share?
> >>>>
> >>>>>>> will you generate a patch to do this?
> >>>>>> Sure. I will generate a patch to take care of 1) To make sure that
> >>>>>> orderly_poweroff is called only once right away. I have already
> >>>>>> tested.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> for 2) Cancel all the scheduled work queues to monitor the
> >>>>>> temperature.
> >>>>>> I will take some more time to make it and test.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> Is that okay? Or you want me to send both together?
> >>>>>>
> >>>>> I think you can send patch for step 1 first.
> >>>>
> >>>> I am happy to see that Keerthy found the problem with his setup and a
> >>>> possible solution. But I have a few concerns here.
> >>>>
> >>>> 1. If regular shutdown process takes 10seconds, that is a ballpark that
> >>>> thermal should never wait. orderly_poweroff() calls run_cmd() with wait
> >>>> flag set. That means, if regular userland shutdown takes 10s, we are
> >>>> waiting for it. Obviously this not acceptable. Specially if you setup
> >>>> critical trip to be 125C. Now, if you properly size the critical trip to
> >>>> fire before hotspot really reach 125C, for 10s (or the time it takes to
> >>>> shutdown), then fine. But based on what was described in this thread,
> >>>> his system is waiting 10s on regular shutdown, and his silicon is on
> >>>> out-of-spec temperature for 10s, which is wrong.
> >>>>
> >>>> 2. The above scenario is not acceptable in a long run, specially from a
> >>>> reliability perspective. If orderly_poweroff() has a possibility to
> >>>> simply never return (or take too long), I would say the thermal
> >>>> subsystem is using the wrong API.
> >
> > ^ this question just repeat everything which was already discussed in
> > previous versions of this patch - orderly_poweroff() is not good for critical shutdown/poweroff,
> > but what to use instead?

It is still useful on a properly sized system. The point is the thermal
subsystem still wants to give one opportunity to gracefully shutdown the
running system on a thermal scenario, as I explained in the other email.
But, you have to do this accounting the down time, and your reliability
concerns.

> >
> >
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Hh, I do not see that orderly_poweroff() will wait for anything now:
> >>> void orderly_poweroff(bool force)
> >>> {
> >>> if (force) /* do not override the pending "true" */
> >>> poweroff_force = true;
> >>> schedule_work(&poweroff_work);
> >>> ^^^^^^^ async call. even here can be pretty big delay if system is under pressure
> >>> }
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> static int __orderly_poweroff(bool force)
> >>> {
> >>> int ret;
> >>>
> >>> ret = run_cmd(poweroff_cmd);
> >>
> >> When i tried with multiple orderly_poweroff calls ret was always 0.
> >> So every 250mS i see this ret = 0.
> >>
> >>> ^^^^ no wait for the process - only for exec. flags == UMH_WAIT_EXEC
> >>>
> >>> if (ret && force) {
> >>
> >> So it never entered this path. ret = 0 so if is not executed.
> >
> > correct, because exec can find poweroff tool and start it, so you,
> > most probably, have bunch of this tool instance running in parallel (some of them can fail or block)
> > Issue 1 - you've sent fix for is actual :).
>
> Precisely yes!
>

As I mentioned, the fix is a two fold, a. avoid spam of
orderly_poweroff(), but make sure eventually we shutdown.

> >
> > Again, thermal has no control of power off process once run_cmd() is returned,
> > and it do not know what US poweroff binary is doing and how much time can it take
> > (which include disks maintenance - loooong delay).
> >
> >>
> >>> pr_warn("Failed to start orderly shutdown: forcing the issue\n");
> >>>
> >>> /*
> >>> * I guess this should try to kick off some daemon to sync and
> >>> * poweroff asap. Or not even bother syncing if we're doing an
> >>> * emergency shutdown?
> >>> */
> >>> emergency_sync();
> >>> kernel_power_off();
> >>> ^^^ force power off, but only if run_cmd() failed - for example /sbin/poweroff doesn't exist
> >>> }
> >>>
> >>> return ret;
> >>> }
> >>>
> >>> static bool poweroff_force;
> >>>
> >>> static void poweroff_work_func(struct work_struct *work)
> >>> {
> >>> __orderly_poweroff(poweroff_force);
> >>> }
> >>>
> >>> As result thermal has no control of power off any more after calling orderly_poweroff() and can get the result
> >>> of US poweroff binary execution.
> >>>
> >>>>
> >>>> If you are going to implement the above two patches, keep in mind:
> >>>> i. At least within the thermal subsystem, you need to take care of all
> >>>> zones that could trigger a shutdown.
> >>>> ii. serializing the calls to orderly_poweroff() seams to be more
> >>>> concerning than cancelling all monitoring.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>
> >

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