Re: Regression in RCU subsystem in latest mainline kernel

From: Michael Ellerman
Date: Mon Jun 17 2013 - 03:42:20 EST

On Sat, Jun 15, 2013 at 12:02:21PM +1000, Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> On Fri, 2013-06-14 at 17:06 -0400, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> > I was pretty much able to reproduce this on my PA Semi PPC box. Funny
> > thing is, when I type on the console, it makes progress. Anyway, it
> > seems that powerpc has an issue with irq_work(). I'll try to get some
> > time either tonight or next week to figure it out.
> Does this help ?
> diff --git a/arch/powerpc/kernel/irq.c b/arch/powerpc/kernel/irq.c
> index 5cbcf4d..ea185e0 100644
> --- a/arch/powerpc/kernel/irq.c
> +++ b/arch/powerpc/kernel/irq.c
> @@ -162,7 +162,7 @@ notrace unsigned int __check_irq_replay(void)
> * in case we also had a rollover while hard disabled
> */
> local_paca->irq_happened &= ~PACA_IRQ_DEC;
> - if (decrementer_check_overflow())
> + if ((happened & PACA_IRQ_DEC) || decrementer_check_overflow())
> return 0x900;
> /* Finally check if an external interrupt happened */

This seems to help, but doesn't elminate the RCU stall warnings I am
seeing. I now see them less often, but not never.

Stack trace is something like:

INFO: rcu_sched detected stalls on CPUs/tasks: { 32} (detected by 12, t=21372 jiffies, g=18446744073709551503, c=18446744073709551502, q=1018)
Task dump for CPU 32:
power8-events R running task 4960 2009 1988 0x00000004
Call Trace:
[c000000fb0e3f910] [c000000fb0e3f9d0] 0xc000000fb0e3f9d0 (unreliable)

[c000000fb0e3edc0] [c0000000000b2894] .__run_hrtimer+0xa4/0x2a0
[c000000fb0e3ee70] [c0000000000b36d8] .hrtimer_interrupt+0x148/0x320
[c000000fb0e3ef80] [c00000000001c754] .timer_interrupt+0x134/0x320
[c000000fb0e3f040] [c00000000000a4f4] restore_check_irq_replay+0x68/0xa8
--- Exception: 901 at .arch_local_irq_restore+0x24/0x90
LR = .__do_softirq+0x100/0x3a0
[c000000fb0e3f330] [c0000000000c4784] .vtime_account_irq_enter+0x34/0x70 (unreliable)
[c000000fb0e3f3a0] [c000000000089680] .__do_softirq+0x100/0x3a0
[c000000fb0e3f4c0] [c000000000089b38] .irq_exit+0xc8/0x110
[c000000fb0e3f540] [c00000000001c788] .timer_interrupt+0x168/0x320
[c000000fb0e3f600] [c0000000000025cc] decrementer_common+0x14c/0x180
--- Exception: 901 at .arch_local_irq_restore+0x74/0x90
LR = .arch_local_irq_restore+0x74/0x90
[c000000fb0e3f8f0] [c000000fb0e3f970] 0xc000000fb0e3f970 (unreliable)
[c000000fb0e3f960] [c0000000000e4ae0] .smp_call_function_single+0x1d0/0x1e0
[c000000fb0e3fa10] [c000000000147aa4] .task_function_call+0x54/0x70
[c000000fb0e3fab0] [c000000000147bc4] .perf_event_enable+0x104/0x1c0
[c000000fb0e3fb60] [c000000000146800] .perf_event_for_each_child+0x60/0x110
[c000000fb0e3fbf0] [c00000000014a528] .perf_ioctl+0x108/0x3f0
[c000000fb0e3fca0] [c0000000001d7138] .do_vfs_ioctl+0xb8/0x730
[c000000fb0e3fd80] [c0000000001d780c] .SyS_ioctl+0x5c/0xb0
[c000000fb0e3fe30] [c000000000009d54] syscall_exit+0x0/0x98

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