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SubjectRe: [PATCH] kernel/isolation: Asset that a housekeeping CPU comes up at boot time
On 06/01/19 21:39, Nicholas Piggin wrote:
> With the change to allow the boot CPU0 to be isolated, it is possible
> to specify command line options that result in no housekeeping CPU
> online at boot.
>
> An 8 CPU system booted with "nohz_full=0-6 maxcpus=4", for example.
>
> It is not easily possible at housekeeping init time to know all the
> various SMP options that will result in an invalid configuration, so
> this patch adds a sanity check after SMP init, to ensure that a
> housekeeping CPU has been onlined.
>
> The panic is undesirable, but it's better than the alternative of an
> obscure non deterministic failure. The panic will reliably happen
> when advanced parameters are used incorrectly.
>
> Signed-off-by: Nicholas Piggin <npiggin@gmail.com>
> ---
> kernel/sched/isolation.c | 23 +++++++++++++++++++++++
> 1 file changed, 23 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/kernel/sched/isolation.c b/kernel/sched/isolation.c
> index 123ea07a3f3b..7b9e1e0d4ec3 100644
> --- a/kernel/sched/isolation.c
> +++ b/kernel/sched/isolation.c
> @@ -63,6 +63,29 @@ void __init housekeeping_init(void)
> WARN_ON_ONCE(cpumask_empty(housekeeping_mask));
> }
>
> +static int __init housekeeping_verify_smp(void)
> +{
> + int cpu;
> +
> + /*
> + * Early housekeeping setup is done before CPUs come up, and there are
> + * a range of options scattered around that can restrict which CPUs
> + * come up. It is possible to pass in a combination of housekeeping
> + * and SMP arguments that result in housekeeping assigned to an
> + * offline CPU.
> + *
> + * Check that condition here after SMP comes up, and give a useful
> + * error message rather than an obscure non deterministic crash or
> + * hang later.
> + */
> + for_each_online_cpu(cpu) {
> + if (cpumask_test_cpu(cpu, housekeeping_mask))
> + return 0;
> + }
> + panic("Housekeeping: nohz_full= or isolcpus= resulted in no online CPUs for housekeeping.\n");

I am hitting this panic when I boot my juno board.


I have CONFIG_CPU_ISOLATION=y but I don't pass nohuz_full nor isolcpus in the
commandline. I think what's going on is that housekeeping_setup() doesn't get
called and hence housekeeping_mask isn't initialized in my case, causing this
check to fail and trigger the panic.

The below seems to 'fix' it though not sure if it's the right way forward.
A revert obviously fixes it too but I doubt we want that :-)


diff --git a/kernel/sched/isolation.c b/kernel/sched/isolation.c
index 7b9e1e0d4ec3..a9ca8628c1a2 100644
--- a/kernel/sched/isolation.c
+++ b/kernel/sched/isolation.c
@@ -67,6 +67,9 @@ static int __init housekeeping_verify_smp(void)
{
int cpu;

+ if (!housekeeping_flags)
+ return 0;
+
/*
* Early housekeeping setup is done before CPUs come up, and there are
* a range of options scattered around that can restrict which CPUs

Cheers

--
Qais Yousef


> +}
> +core_initcall(housekeeping_verify_smp);
> +
> static int __init housekeeping_setup(char *str, enum hk_flags flags)
> {
> cpumask_var_t non_housekeeping_mask;
> --
> 2.20.1
>

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