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SubjectRe: [PATCH] sched/fair: Limit sched_cfs_period_timer loop to avoid hard lockup
On Fri, Mar 15, 2019 at 04:59:33PM +0100 Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 15, 2019 at 09:51:25AM -0400, Phil Auld wrote:
> > On Fri, Mar 15, 2019 at 11:33:57AM +0100 Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > > On Fri, Mar 15, 2019 at 11:11:50AM +0100, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > > > diff --git a/kernel/sched/fair.c b/kernel/sched/fair.c
> > > > index ea74d43924b2..b71557be6b42 100644
> > > > --- a/kernel/sched/fair.c
> > > > +++ b/kernel/sched/fair.c
> > > > @@ -4885,6 +4885,8 @@ static enum hrtimer_restart sched_cfs_slack_timer(struct hrtimer *timer)
> > > > return HRTIMER_NORESTART;
> > > > }
> > > >
> > > > +extern const u64 max_cfs_quota_period;
> > > > +
> > > > static enum hrtimer_restart sched_cfs_period_timer(struct hrtimer *timer)
> > > > {
> > > > struct cfs_bandwidth *cfs_b =
> > > > @@ -4892,6 +4894,7 @@ static enum hrtimer_restart sched_cfs_period_timer(struct hrtimer *timer)
> > > > unsigned long flags;
> > > > int overrun;
> > > > int idle = 0;
> > > > + int count = 0;
> > > >
> > > > raw_spin_lock_irqsave(&cfs_b->lock, flags);
> > > > for (;;) {
> > > > @@ -4899,6 +4902,28 @@ static enum hrtimer_restart sched_cfs_period_timer(struct hrtimer *timer)
> > > > if (!overrun)
> > > > break;
> > > >
> > > > + if (++count > 3) {
> > > > + u64 new, old = ktime_to_ns(cfs_b->period);
> > > > +
> > > > + new = (old * 147) / 128; /* ~115% */
> > > > + new = min(new, max_cfs_quota_period);
> > >
> > > Also, we can still engineer things to come unstuck; if we explicitly
> > > configure period at 1e9 and then set a really small quota and then
> > > create this insane amount of cgroups you have..
> > >
> > > this code has no room to manouvre left.
> > >
> > > Do we want to do anything about that? Or leave it as is, don't do that
> > > then?
> > >
> >
> > If the period is 1s it would be hard to make this loop fire repeatedly. I don't think
> > it's that dependent on the quota other than getting some rqs throttled. The small quota
> > would also mean fewer of them would get unthrottled per distribute call. You'd probably
> > need _significantly_ more cgroups than my insane 2500 to hit it.
> >
> > Right now it settles out with a new period of ~12-15ms. So ~200,000 cgroups?
> >
> > Ben and I talked a little about this in another thread. I think hitting this is enough of
> > an edge case that this approach will make the problem go away. The only alternative we
> > came up with to reduce the time taken in unthrottle involved a fair bit of complexity
> > added to the every day code paths. And might not help if the children all had their
> > own quota/period settings active.
>
> Ah right. I forgot that part. And yes, I remember what was proposed to
> avoid the tree walk, that wouldn't have been pretty.

I'm glad I was not the only one who was not excited by that :)



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