Re: [PATCH] sched: fix infinity loop in update_blocked_averages

From: Tejun Heo
Date: Thu Dec 27 2018 - 21:07:18 EST

On Thu, Dec 27, 2018 at 05:53:52PM -0800, Tejun Heo wrote:
> Vincent knows that part way better than me but I think the safest way
> would be doing the optimization removal iff tmp_alone_branch is
> already pointing to leaf_cfs_rq_list. IIUC, it's pointing to
> something else only while a branch is being built and deferring
> optimization removal by an avg update cycle isn't gonna make any
> difference anyway.

So, something like the following. Xie, can you see whether the
following patch resolves the problem?

diff --git a/kernel/sched/fair.c b/kernel/sched/fair.c
index d1907506318a..88b9118b5191 100644
--- a/kernel/sched/fair.c
+++ b/kernel/sched/fair.c
@@ -7698,7 +7698,8 @@ static void update_blocked_averages(int cpu)
* There can be a lot of idle CPU cgroups. Don't let fully
* decayed cfs_rqs linger on the list.
- if (cfs_rq_is_decayed(cfs_rq))
+ if (cfs_rq_is_decayed(cfs_rq) &&
+ rq->tmp_alone_branch == &rq->leaf_cfs_rq_list)

/* Don't need periodic decay once load/util_avg are null */