[PATCH 1/1] Fix HARD Lockup Firing off while in debugger

From: Jeff Merkey
Date: Sat Dec 12 2015 - 16:08:18 EST

The current touch_nmi_watchdog() function in /kernel/watchdog.c does
not always catch all cases when a processor is spinning in the nmi
handler inside either KGDB, KDB, or MDB. The hrtimer_interrupts_saved
count can still end up matching the previous value in some cases,
resulting in the hard lockup detector tagging processors inside a
debugger and executing a panic. The patch below corrects this
problem. I did not add this to the touch_nmi_function directly
becuase of possible affects on timing issues.

I have tested this patch and it fixes the problem for kernel debuggers
stopping errant hard lockup events when processors are spinning inside
the debugger.

Signed-off-by: Jeff V. Merkey <jeffmerkey@xxxxxxxxx>
diff --git a/kernel/watchdog.c b/kernel/watchdog.c
index 18f34cf..b682aab 100644
--- a/kernel/watchdog.c
+++ b/kernel/watchdog.c
@@ -283,6 +283,13 @@ static bool is_hardlockup(void)
__this_cpu_write(hrtimer_interrupts_saved, hrint);
return false;
+void touch_hardlockup_watchdog(void)
+ __this_cpu_write(hrtimer_interrupts_saved, 0);

static int is_softlockup(unsigned long touch_ts)
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