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SubjectRe: [PATCH] time/tick-broadcast: Fix tick_broadcast_offline() lockdep complaint
On Tue, Jun 25, 2019 at 02:43:00AM +0200, Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 24, 2019 at 04:44:22PM -0700, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> > On Tue, Jun 25, 2019 at 01:12:23AM +0200, Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
> > > On Fri, Jun 21, 2019 at 04:46:02PM -0700, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> > > > @@ -3097,13 +3126,21 @@ static void sched_tick_remote(struct work_struct *work)
> > > > /*
> > > > * Run the remote tick once per second (1Hz). This arbitrary
> > > > * frequency is large enough to avoid overload but short enough
> > > > - * to keep scheduler internal stats reasonably up to date.
> > > > + * to keep scheduler internal stats reasonably up to date. But
> > > > + * first update state to reflect hotplug activity if required.
> > > > */
> > > > + os = atomic_read(&twork->state);
> > > > + if (os) {
> > > > + WARN_ON_ONCE(os != TICK_SCHED_REMOTE_OFFLINING);
> > > > + if (atomic_inc_not_zero(&twork->state))
> > > > + return;
> > >
> > > Using inc makes me a bit nervous here. If we do so, we should somewhow
> > > make sure that we never exceed a value higher than TICK_SCHED_REMOTE_OFFLINE
> > > by accident.
> > >
> > > atomic_xchg() is probably a bit costlier but also safer as it allows
> > > us to check both the old and the new value. That path shouldn't be critically fast
> > > after all.
> >
> > It would need to be cmpxchg() to avoid messing with the state if
> > the state were somehow TICK_SCHED_REMOTE_RUNNING, right?
>
> Ah indeed! Nevermind, let's keep things as they are then.
>
> > > > + }
> > > > queue_delayed_work(system_unbound_wq, dwork, HZ);
> > > > }
> > > >
> > > > static void sched_tick_start(int cpu)
> > > > {
> > > > + int os;
> > > > struct tick_work *twork;
> > > >
> > > > if (housekeeping_cpu(cpu, HK_FLAG_TICK))
> > > > @@ -3112,15 +3149,20 @@ static void sched_tick_start(int cpu)
> > > > WARN_ON_ONCE(!tick_work_cpu);
> > > >
> > > > twork = per_cpu_ptr(tick_work_cpu, cpu);
> > > > - twork->cpu = cpu;
> > > > - INIT_DELAYED_WORK(&twork->work, sched_tick_remote);
> > > > - queue_delayed_work(system_unbound_wq, &twork->work, HZ);
> > > > + os = atomic_xchg(&twork->state, TICK_SCHED_REMOTE_RUNNING);
> > > > + WARN_ON_ONCE(os == TICK_SCHED_REMOTE_RUNNING);
> > >
> > > See if we use atomic_inc(), we would need to also WARN(os > TICK_SCHED_REMOTE_OFFLINE).
> >
> > How about if I put that WARN() between the atomic_inc_not_zero() and
> > the return, presumably also adding braces?
>
> Yeah, unfortunately there is no atomic_add_not_zero_return().
> I guess we can live with a check using atomic_read(). In the best
> case it returns the fresh increment, otherwise it should be REMOTE_RUNNING.
>
> In any case the (os > TICK_SCHED_REMOTE_OFFLINE) check applies.

True, so with high probability a warning would be emitted. Fair enough?

Thanx, Paul

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