[PATCH v2 0/3] powerpc/pseries: use H_BLOCK_REMOVE

From: Laurent Dufour
Date: Mon Aug 20 2018 - 10:30:04 EST

On very large system we could see soft lockup fired when a process is

watchdog: BUG: soft lockup - CPU#851 stuck for 21s! [forkoff:215523]
Modules linked in: pseries_rng rng_core xfs raid10 vmx_crypto btrfs libcrc32c xor zstd_decompress zstd_compress xxhash lzo_compress raid6_pq crc32c_vpmsum lpfc crc_t10dif crct10dif_generic crct10dif_common dm_multipath scsi_dh_rdac scsi_dh_alua autofs4
CPU: 851 PID: 215523 Comm: forkoff Not tainted 4.17.0 #1
NIP: c0000000000b995c LR: c0000000000b8f64 CTR: 000000000000aa18
REGS: c00006b0645b7610 TRAP: 0901 Not tainted (4.17.0)
MSR: 800000010280b033 <SF,VEC,VSX,EE,FP,ME,IR,DR,RI,LE,TM[E]> CR: 22042082 XER: 00000000
CFAR: 00000000006cf8f0 SOFTE: 0
GPR00: 0010000000000000 c00006b0645b7890 c000000000f99200 0000000000000000
GPR04: 8e000001a5a4de58 400249cf1bfd5480 8e000001a5a4de50 400249cf1bfd5480
GPR08: 8e000001a5a4de48 400249cf1bfd5480 8e000001a5a4de40 400249cf1bfd5480
GPR12: ffffffffffffffff c00000001e690800
NIP [c0000000000b995c] plpar_hcall9+0x44/0x7c
LR [c0000000000b8f64] pSeries_lpar_flush_hash_range+0x324/0x3d0
Call Trace:
[c00006b0645b7890] [8e000001a5a4dd20] 0x8e000001a5a4dd20 (unreliable)
[c00006b0645b7a00] [c00000000006d5b0] flush_hash_range+0x60/0x110
[c00006b0645b7a50] [c000000000072a2c] __flush_tlb_pending+0x4c/0xd0
[c00006b0645b7a80] [c0000000002eaf44] unmap_page_range+0x984/0xbd0
[c00006b0645b7bc0] [c0000000002eb594] unmap_vmas+0x84/0x100
[c00006b0645b7c10] [c0000000002f8afc] exit_mmap+0xac/0x1f0
[c00006b0645b7cd0] [c0000000000f2638] mmput+0x98/0x1b0
[c00006b0645b7d00] [c0000000000fc9d0] do_exit+0x330/0xc00
[c00006b0645b7dc0] [c0000000000fd384] do_group_exit+0x64/0x100
[c00006b0645b7e00] [c0000000000fd44c] sys_exit_group+0x2c/0x30
[c00006b0645b7e30] [c00000000000b960] system_call+0x58/0x6c
Instruction dump:
60000000 f8810028 7ca42b78 7cc53378 7ce63b78 7d074378 7d284b78 7d495378
e9410060 e9610068 e9810070 44000022 <7d806378> e9810028 f88c0000 f8ac0008

This happens when removing the PTE by calling the hypervisor using the
H_BULK_REMOVE call. This call is processing up to 4 PTEs but is doing a
tlbie for each PTE it is processing. This could lead to long time spent in
the hypervisor (sometimes up to 4s) and soft lockup being raised because
the scheduler is not called in zap_pte_range().

Since the Power7's time, the hypervisor is providing a new hcall
H_BLOCK_REMOVE allowing processing up to 8 PTEs with one call to
tlbie. By limiting the amount of tlbie generated, this reduces the time
spent invalidating the PTEs.

This hcall requires that the pages are "all within the same naturally
aligned 8 page virtual address block".

With this patch series applied, I couldn't see any soft lockup raised on
the victim LPAR I was running the test one.

Changes since V1:
- Remove a call to BUG_ON() in call_block_remove() since this one can be
handled gently.
- Remove uneeded of current_vpgb to 0 when retrying entries in
hugepage_block_invalidate() and do_block_remove().

Laurent Dufour (3):
powerpc/pseries/mm: Introducing FW_FEATURE_BLOCK_REMOVE
powerpc/pseries/mm: factorize PTE slot computation
powerpc/pseries/mm: call H_BLOCK_REMOVE

arch/powerpc/include/asm/firmware.h | 3 +-
arch/powerpc/include/asm/hvcall.h | 1 +
arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/firmware.c | 1 +
arch/powerpc/platforms/pseries/lpar.c | 241 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++--
4 files changed, 230 insertions(+), 16 deletions(-)