Re: [PATCH 16/20] sched/idle: Use explicit broadcast oneshot control function

From: Sudeep Holla
Date: Tue Apr 28 2015 - 09:58:47 EST

On 28/04/15 15:14, Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
On Tuesday, April 28, 2015 03:37:44 PM Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
On Tuesday, April 28, 2015 03:31:54 PM Rafael J. Wysocki wrote:
On Tuesday, April 28, 2015 02:37:10 PM Linus Walleij wrote:
On Tue, Apr 28, 2015 at 2:19 PM, Rafael J. Wysocki <rafael@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
At-least I observed issue only when I am using hardware broadcast timer.
It doesn't hang when I am using hrtimer as broadcast timer in which case
one of the cpu will be not enter deeper idle states that lose timer.
I will rerun on v4.1-rc1 and post the complete log.

So the bug here is that cpuidle_enter() enables interrupts, so the
assumption about them being not enabled made by
tick_broadcast_oneshot_control() is actually not valid.

It looks like we need to acquire the clockevents_lock at least in this
particular case. Let me see where to put it and I'll send a patch for

Aha that looks very much like it. Put me on the patch and I'll
take it for a spin.

OK, so something like the below for starters (the _irqsave variant is used to
avoid adding one more WARN_ON(irqs_disabled()) in there).

I haven't tested it, but then I can't reproduce the original issue in the
first place.

Of course, the whole "broadcast" thing could be done from cpuidle_enter()
in the first place, but then we could not avoid the problem with the cpuidle
*callback* enabling interrupts possibly in there anyway (not to mention the
"coupled" stuff).

That said, if the given state is marked with CPUIDLE_FLAG_TIMER_STOP, I really
wouldn't expect it to re-enable interrupts on exit and the "coupled" thing
seems to be fundamentally at odds with that flag either.

So it should be possible to move the "broadcast" logic into the cpuidle layer,
which I'm going to try to do.

Makes sense.

Please test the patch I've sent, though, as it should bring the code back to
where it was before the clockevents_notify() removal and it'd be good to verify

I tested your patch and it works now. Anyways I am continuing to run
stress tests on my board. I will report if I find any issues.

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