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SubjectRe: [PATCH] psi:fix divide by zero in psi_update_stats
On Tue, Nov 12, 2019 at 10:48:46AM -0500, Johannes Weiner wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 12, 2019 at 10:41:46AM -0500, Johannes Weiner wrote:
> > On Fri, Nov 08, 2019 at 03:33:24PM +0800, tim wrote:
> > > In psi_update_stats, it is possible that period has value like
> > > 0xXXXXXXXX00000000 where the lower 32 bit is 0, then it calls div_u64 which
> > > truncates u64 period to u32, results in zero divisor.
> > > Use div64_u64() instead of div_u64() if the divisor is u64 to avoid
> > > truncation to 32-bit on 64-bit platforms.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: xiejingfeng <xiejingfeng@linux.alibaba.com>
> >
> > This is legit. When we stop the periodic averaging worker due to an
> > idle CPU, the period after restart can be much longer than the ~4 sec
> > in the lower 32 bits. See the missed_periods logic in update_averages.
>
> Argh, that's not right. Of course I notice right after hitting send.
>
> missed_periods are subtracted out of the difference between now and
> the last update, so period should be not much bigger than 2s.
>
> Something else is going on here.

Tim, does this happen right after boot? I wonder if it's because we're
not initializing avg_last_update, and the initial delta between the
last update (0) and the first scheduled update (sched_clock() + 2s)
ends up bigger than 4 seconds somehow. Later on, the delta between the
last and the scheduled update should always be ~2s. But for that to
happen, it would require a pretty slow boot, or a sched_clock() that
does not start at 0.

Tim, if you have a coredump, can you extract the value of the other
variables printed in the following patch?

diff --git a/kernel/sched/psi.c b/kernel/sched/psi.c
index 84af7aa158bf..1b6836d23091 100644
--- a/kernel/sched/psi.c
+++ b/kernel/sched/psi.c
@@ -374,6 +374,10 @@ static u64 update_averages(struct psi_group *group, u64 now)
*/
avg_next_update = expires + ((1 + missed_periods) * psi_period);
period = now - (group->avg_last_update + (missed_periods * psi_period));
+
+ WARN(period >> 32, "period=%ld now=%ld expires=%ld last=%ld missed=%ld\n",
+ period, now, expires, group->avg_last_update, missed_periods);
+
group->avg_last_update = now;

for (s = 0; s < NR_PSI_STATES - 1; s++) {
And we may need something like this to make the tick initialization
more robust regardless of the reported bug here:

diff --git a/kernel/sched/psi.c b/kernel/sched/psi.c
index 84af7aa158bf..ce8f6748678a 100644
--- a/kernel/sched/psi.c
+++ b/kernel/sched/psi.c
@@ -185,7 +185,8 @@ static void group_init(struct psi_group *group)

for_each_possible_cpu(cpu)
seqcount_init(&per_cpu_ptr(group->pcpu, cpu)->seq);
- group->avg_next_update = sched_clock() + psi_period;
+ group->avg_last_update = sched_clock();
+ group->avg_next_update = group->avg_last_update + psi_period;
INIT_DELAYED_WORK(&group->avgs_work, psi_avgs_work);
mutex_init(&group->avgs_lock);
/* Init trigger-related members */
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