Re: False-positive RCU stall warnings on large systems...

From: Paul E. McKenney
Date: Tue Feb 19 2013 - 13:35:23 EST

On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 12:34:12AM +0800, Daniel J Blueman wrote:
> Hi Paul,
> On some of our larger servers with many hundreds of cores and when
> under high duress, we can see scheduler RCU stall warnings [1], so
> find we have to increase the hardcoded RCU_STALL_RAT_DELAY up from 2
> and RCU_JIFFIES_TILL_FORCE_QS up from 3.
> Is there a more sustainable way to account for this to avoid it
> being hard-coded, such as making it and dependent timeouts a
> On the other hand, perhaps this is just caused by clock jitter (eg
> due to distance from a contended clock source)? So increasing these
> a bit may just be adequate in general...

Hmmm... What version of the kernel are you running?

Thanx, Paul

> Many thanks,
> Daniel
> --- [1]
> [ 3939.010085] INFO: rcu_sched detected stalls on CPUs/tasks: {}
> (detected by 1, t=29662 jiffies, g=3053, c=3052, q=598)
> [ 3939.020008] INFO: Stall ended before state dump start
> --
> Daniel J Blueman
> Principal Software Engineer, Numascale Asia

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