[PATCH 3.14 76/87] x86, tsc: Fix cpufreq lockup

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Sat Jul 26 2014 - 15:43:11 EST

3.14-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

commit 3896c329df8092661dac80f55a8c3f60136fd61a upstream.

Mauro reported that his AMD X2 using the powernow-k8 cpufreq driver
locked up when doing cpu hotplug.

Because we called set_cyc2ns_scale() from the time_cpufreq_notifier()
unconditionally, it gets called multiple times for each freq change,
instead of only the once, when the tsc_khz value actually changes.

Because it gets called more than once, we run out of cyc2ns data slots
and stall, waiting for a free one, but because we're half way offline,
there's no consumers to free slots.

By placing the call inside the condition that actually changes tsc_khz
we avoid superfluous calls and avoid the problem.

Reported-by: Mauro <registosites@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Tested-by: Mauro <registosites@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Fixes: 20d1c86a5776 ("sched/clock, x86: Rewrite cyc2ns() to avoid the need to disable IRQs")
Cc: "Rafael J. Wysocki" <rjw@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Viresh Kumar <viresh.kumar@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Bin Gao <bin.gao@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Mika Westerberg <mika.westerberg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Paul Gortmaker <paul.gortmaker@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Stefani Seibold <stefani@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: linux-kernel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

arch/x86/kernel/tsc.c | 4 ++--
1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

--- a/arch/x86/kernel/tsc.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/tsc.c
@@ -921,9 +921,9 @@ static int time_cpufreq_notifier(struct
tsc_khz = cpufreq_scale(tsc_khz_ref, ref_freq, freq->new);
if (!(freq->flags & CPUFREQ_CONST_LOOPS))
mark_tsc_unstable("cpufreq changes");
- }

- set_cyc2ns_scale(tsc_khz, freq->cpu);
+ set_cyc2ns_scale(tsc_khz, freq->cpu);
+ }

return 0;

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