Re: [PATCH v4 1/5] sched/topology: Add check to backup comment about hotplug lock
From: Quentin Perret
Date: Fri Jun 15 2018 - 04:39:59 EST
On Thursday 14 Jun 2018 at 16:30:37 (+0200), Juri Lelli wrote:
> On 14/06/18 15:18, Quentin Perret wrote:
> > On Thursday 14 Jun 2018 at 16:11:18 (+0200), Juri Lelli wrote:
> > > On 14/06/18 14:58, Quentin Perret wrote:
> > >
> > > [...]
> > >
> > > > Hmm not sure if this can help but I think that rebuild_sched_domains()
> > > > does _not_ take the hotplug lock before calling partition_sched_domains()
> > > > when CONFIG_CPUSETS=n. But it does take it for CONFIG_CPUSETS=y.
> > >
> > > Did you mean cpuset_mutex?
> > Nope, I really meant the cpu_hotplug_lock !
> > With CONFIG_CPUSETS=n, rebuild_sched_domains() calls
> > partition_sched_domains() directly:
> > https://elixir.bootlin.com/linux/latest/source/include/linux/cpuset.h#L255
> > But with CONFIG_CPUSETS=y, rebuild_sched_domains() calls,
> > rebuild_sched_domains_locked(), which calls get_online_cpus() which
> > calls cpus_read_lock(), which does percpu_down_read(&cpu_hotplug_lock).
> > And all that happens before calling partition_sched_domains().
> Ah, right!
> > So yeah, the point I was trying to make is that there is an inconsistency
> > here, maybe for a good reason ? Maybe related to the issue you're seeing ?
> The config that came with the 0day splat was indeed CONFIG_CPUSETS=n.
> So, in this case IIUC we hit the !doms_new branch of partition_sched_
> domains, which uses cpu_active_mask (and cpu_possible_mask indirectly).
> Should this be still protected by the hotplug lock then?
Hmm I'm not sure ... But looking at your call trace, it seems that the
issue happens when sched_cpu_deactivate() is called (not sure why this
is called during boot BTW ?), which calls cpuset_update_active_cpus().
And again, for CONFIG_CPUSETS=n, that defaults to a raw call to
partition_sched_domain(), but with ndoms_new=1, and no lock taken.
I'm still not sure if this is done like that for a good reason, or if
this is actually an issue that this patch caught nicely ...