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SubjectRe: [PATCH RFC] sched: Use sched-RCU in core-scheduling balancing logic
On Wed, May 20, 2020 at 06:48:18PM -0400, Joel Fernandes (Google) wrote:
> rcu_read_unlock() can incur an infrequent deadlock in
> sched_core_balance(). Fix this by using sched-RCU instead.
>
> This fixes the following spinlock recursion observed when testing the
> core scheduling patches on PREEMPT=y kernel on ChromeOS:
>
> [ 3.240891] BUG: spinlock recursion on CPU#2, swapper/2/0
> [ 3.240900] lock: 0xffff9cd1eeb28e40, .magic: dead4ead, .owner: swapper/2/0, .owner_cpu: 2
> [ 3.240905] CPU: 2 PID: 0 Comm: swapper/2 Not tainted 5.4.22htcore #4
> [ 3.240908] Hardware name: Google Eve/Eve, BIOS Google_Eve.9584.174.0 05/29/2018
> [ 3.240910] Call Trace:
> [ 3.240919] dump_stack+0x97/0xdb
> [ 3.240924] ? spin_bug+0xa4/0xb1
> [ 3.240927] do_raw_spin_lock+0x79/0x98
> [ 3.240931] try_to_wake_up+0x367/0x61b
> [ 3.240935] rcu_read_unlock_special+0xde/0x169
> [ 3.240938] ? sched_core_balance+0xd9/0x11e
> [ 3.240941] __rcu_read_unlock+0x48/0x4a
> [ 3.240945] __balance_callback+0x50/0xa1
> [ 3.240949] __schedule+0x55a/0x61e
> [ 3.240952] schedule_idle+0x21/0x2d
> [ 3.240956] do_idle+0x1d5/0x1f8
> [ 3.240960] cpu_startup_entry+0x1d/0x1f
> [ 3.240964] start_secondary+0x159/0x174
> [ 3.240967] secondary_startup_64+0xa4/0xb0
> [ 14.998590] watchdog: BUG: soft lockup - CPU#0 stuck for 11s! [kworker/0:10:965]
>
> Cc: vpillai <vpillai@digitalocean.com>
> Cc: Aaron Lu <aaron.lwe@gmail.com>
> Cc: Aubrey Li <aubrey.intel@gmail.com>
> Cc: peterz@infradead.org
> Cc: paulmck@kernel.org
> Signed-off-by: Joel Fernandes (Google) <joel@joelfernandes.org>
> Change-Id: I1a4bf0cd1426b3c21ad5de44719813ad4ee5805e

With some luck, the commit removing the need for this will hit
mainline during the next merge window. Fingers firmly crossed...

Thanx, Paul

> ---
> kernel/sched/core.c | 4 ++--
> 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/kernel/sched/core.c b/kernel/sched/core.c
> index 780514d03da47..b8ca6fcaaaf06 100644
> --- a/kernel/sched/core.c
> +++ b/kernel/sched/core.c
> @@ -4897,7 +4897,7 @@ static void sched_core_balance(struct rq *rq)
> struct sched_domain *sd;
> int cpu = cpu_of(rq);
>
> - rcu_read_lock();
> + rcu_read_lock_sched();
> raw_spin_unlock_irq(rq_lockp(rq));
> for_each_domain(cpu, sd) {
> if (!(sd->flags & SD_LOAD_BALANCE))
> @@ -4910,7 +4910,7 @@ static void sched_core_balance(struct rq *rq)
> break;
> }
> raw_spin_lock_irq(rq_lockp(rq));
> - rcu_read_unlock();
> + rcu_read_unlock_sched();
> }
>
> static DEFINE_PER_CPU(struct callback_head, core_balance_head);
> --
> 2.26.2.761.g0e0b3e54be-goog
>

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