Re: [PATCH] watchdog: don't run proc_watchdog_update if new value is same as old
From: Josh Hunt
Date: Tue Mar 15 2016 - 00:03:06 EST
On 03/14/2016 11:29 AM, Don Zickus wrote:
I believe Uli thought the below patch might fix it.
It looks like I was incorrect when I said 4.5 was getting the soft
lockup. I originally found this problem on 4.1.19 and saw both the
problem my patch solves and the soft lockups there. I thought when I
checked 4.5 that I saw both issues there as well, but going back and
checking now that is not the case. I only see the issue my patch
resolves on 4.5.
With that info my changelog is incorrect now as it states I saw a soft
lockup on the head. I will submit a v2 of my patch with the updated
changelog. I'll also cc stable this time as I'd like to see this fix end
up there as well.
As for the soft lockups showing up on 4.1, I tried Uli's patch and it
did not help. After that I did a git bisect to figure out when the soft
lockup was fixed and it appears to be resolved after one of the commits
in this series:
Author: Ulrich Obergfell <uobergfe@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri Sep 4 15:45:15 2015 -0700
watchdog: introduce watchdog_park_threads() and
I didn't identify the exact commit.
It would be nice to resolve the soft lockup for the stable folks since
4.1 and 4.4 are longterm stable releases and would see this problem.
I did not have time to debug it any more outside of this bisection
today. If you have something you'd like me to try which may work for the
stable kernels I'm happy to test it.
For the record I'm able to reproduce the soft lockup on 4.1 doing:
while :; do echo 1 > /proc/sys/kernel/nmi_watchdog; sleep .1; done &
sleep 30 && kill %1 && sleep 5