Re: [PATCH] arm/perf: Fix pmu percpu irq handling at hotplug.

From: Will Deacon
Date: Fri Aug 26 2016 - 05:48:09 EST


On Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 03:25:14PM +0100, Mark Rutland wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 18, 2016 at 01:24:38PM -0700, Yabin Cui wrote:
> > If the cpu pmu is using a percpu irq:                                    
> >       
> > 1. When a cpu is down, we should disable pmu irq on                      
> > that cpu. Otherwise, if the cpu is still down when                        
> > the last perf event is released, the pmu irq can't                        
> > be freed. Because the irq is still enabled on the                        
> > offlined cpu. And following perf_event_open()                            
> > syscalls will fail.                                                      
> >
> > 2. When a cpu is up, we should enable pmu irq on                          
> > that cpu. Otherwise, profiling tools can't sample                        
> > events on the cpu before all perf events are                              
> > released, because pmu irq is disabled on that cpu.                        
> It also looks like if a CPU is taken down while events are active, a
> non-percpu interrupt will get migrated to another CPU, yet we don't
> retarget it if/when the CPU is brought back online. So we have at least
> three bugs with IRQ manipulation around hotplug.
> Rather than adding more moving parts to the IRQ manipulation logic, I'd
> rather we rework the IRQ manipulation logic to:
> * At probe time, request all the interrupts. If we can't, bail out and
> fail the probe.
> * Upon hotplug in (and at probe time), configure the affinity and
> enable the relevant interrupt(s).
> * Upon hotplug out, disable the relevant interrupt.
> That way we have fewer moving parts that need to interact with each
> other (e.g. we don't need to inhibit hotplug in places), and we know
> early whether things will or will not work.
> The {reserve,release}_hardware dance is largely a legacy thing that was
> there to cater for sharing the PMU with other subsystems, and we should
> be able to get rid of it.
> I'm taking a look at doing the above, but I don't yet have a patch.

Any update on this? I'd quite like to do *something* to fix the issues
reported here.