Re: [PATCH][RT] xfs: Disable preemption when grabbing all icsb counter locks
From: Steven Rostedt
Date: Thu Apr 30 2015 - 15:07:32 EST
On Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:40:07 -0700
Austin Schuh <austin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 30, 2015 at 11:32 AM, Steven Rostedt <rostedt@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Thu, 30 Apr 2015 20:07:21 +0200
> > Peter Zijlstra <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> The irony, this is distinctly non deterministic code you're putting
> >> under a RT specific preempt_disable ;-)
> > I know :-(
> > Unfortunately, a RT behaving fix would be much more invasive and would
> > probably require the help of the xfs folks. For now, this just prevents
> > a live lock that can happen and halt the system, where it becomes
> > deterministic catastrophe.
> > -- Steve
> Would it work to instead create a lock to replace the
> preempt_enable_rt/preempt_disable_rt pair in XFS?
Not just the place where the preempt_enable and disable is done, but it
would need to replace all the per cpu bit spin locks (the
XFS_ICSB_FLAG_LOCK bit in icsbp->icsb_flags).
If we can replace them with a rtmutex (spin_lock() in vanilla kernel),
then that would work.
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