Re: 2.6.21-rc7-mm1: BUG_ON in kthread_bind during _cpu_down

From: Gautham R Shenoy
Date: Thu Apr 26 2007 - 06:10:52 EST

On Wed, Apr 25, 2007 at 04:54:10PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> On Thu, 26 Apr 2007 01:10:21 +0200 "Rafael J. Wysocki" <rjw@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > The BUG_ON in khthread_bind (line 165 in kthread.c) triggers for me during
> > attempted suspend to disk, when disable_nonboot_cpus() calls _cpu_down()
> > (on x86_64).
Caused due to Oleg's patch

Agreed that most of the time a kthread_create(p) is followed by a
kthread_bind(p), in which case the assertion
WARN_ON(p->state != TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE) makes sense.

But, in cpu hotplug case, we need to rebind the stop_machine_run thread
from the cpu which has just been offlined to any online cpu.
(kernel/cpu.c line 180)
At this point, the thread would be in TASK_INTERRUPTIBLE waiting for us
to call a kthread_stop on it.(kernel/kthread.c line 161)

We only need to ensure in kthread_bind that the task which is being
bound is not running or exiting. Doesn't matter if it's sleeping in

Signed-off-by: Gautham R Shenoy <ego@xxxxxxxxxx>
kernel/kthread.c | 3 ++-
1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

Index: linux-2.6.21-rc7/kernel/kthread.c
--- linux-2.6.21-rc7.orig/kernel/kthread.c
+++ linux-2.6.21-rc7/kernel/kthread.c
@@ -162,7 +162,8 @@ EXPORT_SYMBOL(kthread_create);
void kthread_bind(struct task_struct *k, unsigned int cpu)
- if (k->state != TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE) {
+ if (k->state != TASK_UNINTERRUPTIBLE &&
+ k->state != TASK_INTERRUPTIBLE) {
Gautham R Shenoy
Linux Technology Center
IBM India.
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