[PATCH 4.4 15/78] x86/irq: Do not substract irq_tlb_count from irq_call_count

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Fri Dec 22 2017 - 03:49:54 EST

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


From: Aaron Lu <aaron.lu@xxxxxxxxx>

commit 82ba4faca1bffad429f15c90c980ffd010366c25 upstream.

Since commit:

52aec3308db8 ("x86/tlb: replace INVALIDATE_TLB_VECTOR by CALL_FUNCTION_VECTOR")

the TLB remote shootdown is done through call function vector. That
commit didn't take care of irq_tlb_count, which a later commit:

fd0f5869724f ("x86: Distinguish TLB shootdown interrupts from other functions call interrupts")

... tried to fix.

The fix assumes every increase of irq_tlb_count has a corresponding
increase of irq_call_count. So the irq_call_count is always bigger than
irq_tlb_count and we could substract irq_tlb_count from irq_call_count.

Unfortunately this is not true for the smp_call_function_single() case.
The IPI is only sent if the target CPU's call_single_queue is empty when
adding a csd into it in generic_exec_single. That means if two threads
are both adding flush tlb csds to the same CPU's call_single_queue, only
one IPI is sent. In other words, the irq_call_count is incremented by 1
but irq_tlb_count is incremented by 2. Over time, irq_tlb_count will be
bigger than irq_call_count and the substract will produce a very large
irq_call_count value due to overflow.

Considering that:

1) it's not worth to send more IPIs for the sake of accurate counting of
irq_call_count in generic_exec_single();

2) it's not easy to tell if the call function interrupt is for TLB
shootdown in __smp_call_function_single_interrupt().

Not to exclude TLB shootdown from call function count seems to be the
simplest fix and this patch just does that.

This bug was found by LKP's cyclic performance regression tracking recently
with the vm-scalability test suite. I have bisected to commit:

3dec0ba0be6a ("mm/rmap: share the i_mmap_rwsem")

This commit didn't do anything wrong but revealed the irq_call_count
problem. IIUC, the commit makes rwc->remap_one in rmap_walk_file
concurrent with multiple threads. When remap_one is try_to_unmap_one(),
then multiple threads could queue flush TLB to the same CPU but only
one IPI will be sent.

Since the commit was added in Linux v3.19, the counting problem only
shows up from v3.19 onwards.

Signed-off-by: Aaron Lu <aaron.lu@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Alex Shi <alex.shi@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Andy Lutomirski <luto@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Borislav Petkov <bp@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Brian Gerst <brgerst@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Davidlohr Bueso <dave@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Denys Vlasenko <dvlasenk@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: H. Peter Anvin <hpa@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Huang Ying <ying.huang@xxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Josh Poimboeuf <jpoimboe@xxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Peter Zijlstra <peterz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: Tomoki Sekiyama <tomoki.sekiyama.qu@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/20160811074430.GA18163@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

arch/x86/include/asm/hardirq.h | 4 ----
arch/x86/kernel/irq.c | 3 +--
2 files changed, 1 insertion(+), 6 deletions(-)

--- a/arch/x86/include/asm/hardirq.h
+++ b/arch/x86/include/asm/hardirq.h
@@ -22,10 +22,6 @@ typedef struct {
unsigned int irq_resched_count;
unsigned int irq_call_count;
- /*
- * irq_tlb_count is double-counted in irq_call_count, so it must be
- * subtracted from irq_call_count when displaying irq_call_count
- */
unsigned int irq_tlb_count;
--- a/arch/x86/kernel/irq.c
+++ b/arch/x86/kernel/irq.c
@@ -102,8 +102,7 @@ int arch_show_interrupts(struct seq_file
seq_puts(p, " Rescheduling interrupts\n");
seq_printf(p, "%*s: ", prec, "CAL");
- seq_printf(p, "%10u ", irq_stats(j)->irq_call_count -
- irq_stats(j)->irq_tlb_count);
+ seq_printf(p, "%10u ", irq_stats(j)->irq_call_count);
seq_puts(p, " Function call interrupts\n");
seq_printf(p, "%*s: ", prec, "TLB");