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SubjectRe: [PATCH v9 3/5] mm/vmstat: manage per-CPU stats from CPU context when NOHZ full
On Wed, Dec 14, 2022 at 02:33:02PM +0100, Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 06, 2022 at 01:18:29PM -0300, Marcelo Tosatti wrote:
> > static inline void vmstat_mark_dirty(void)
> > {
> > + int cpu = smp_processor_id();
> > +
> > + if (tick_nohz_full_cpu(cpu) && !this_cpu_read(vmstat_dirty)) {
> > + struct delayed_work *dw;
> > +
> > + dw = &per_cpu(vmstat_work, cpu);
> > + if (!delayed_work_pending(dw)) {
> > + unsigned long delay;
> > +
> > + delay = round_jiffies_relative(sysctl_stat_interval);
> > + queue_delayed_work_on(cpu, mm_percpu_wq, dw, delay);
>
> Currently the vmstat_work is flushed on cpu_hotplug (CPUHP_AP_ONLINE_DYN).
> vmstat_shepherd makes sure to not rearm it afterward. But now it looks
> possible for the above to do that mistake?

Don't think the mistake is an issue. In case of a
queue_delayed_work_on being called after cancel_delayed_work_sync,
either vmstat_update executes on the local CPU, or on a
different CPU (after the bound kworkers have been moved).

Each case is fine (see vmstat_update).

> > + }
> > + }
> > this_cpu_write(vmstat_dirty, true);
> > }
> > @@ -2009,6 +2028,10 @@ static void vmstat_shepherd(struct work_
> > for_each_online_cpu(cpu) {
> > struct delayed_work *dw = &per_cpu(vmstat_work, cpu);
> >
> > + /* NOHZ full CPUs manage their own vmstat flushing */
> > + if (tick_nohz_full_cpu(smp_processor_id()))
>
> It should be the remote CPU instead of the current one.

Fixed.

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