Re: BUG_ON(!cpus_equal(cpumask, tmp));

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Mon Mar 29 2004 - 19:22:04 EST

"Martin J. Bligh" <mbligh@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> The bug is on "BUG_ON(!cpus_equal(cpumask, tmp));" in flush_tlb_others
> This was from 2.6.1-rc1-mjb1, and seems to be a race on shutdown
> (prints after "Power Down"), but I've no reason to believe it's specific
> to the patchset I have - it's not an area I'm touching, I think.
> I presume we've got a race between taking CPUs offline and the
> tlbflush code ... tlb_flush_mm reads the value from mm->cpu_vm_mask,
> and then presumably some other cpu changes cpu_online_map before it
> gets to calling flush_tlb_others ... does that sound about right?

Looks like it, yes. I don't think there's a sane way of fixing that - we'd
need the flush_tlb_others() caller to hold some lock which keeps the cpu
add/remove code away.

I'd propose removing the assertion?
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