Re: [PATCH 7/9] irq: remove needless lock in takedown_cpu()
From: Pingfan Liu
Date: Sun Apr 24 2022 - 22:57:19 EST
On Thu, Apr 21, 2022 at 06:11:56PM +0200, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 20 2022 at 22:05, Pingfan Liu wrote:
> First of all, the subject prefix for the core interrupt subsystem is
> 'genirq' and the sentence after the colon starts with an uppercase
> letter. See:
> > diff --git a/kernel/cpu.c b/kernel/cpu.c
> > index d0a9aa0b42e8..94a6b512c26d 100644
> > --- a/kernel/cpu.c
> > +++ b/kernel/cpu.c
> > @@ -1033,18 +1033,16 @@ static int takedown_cpu(unsigned int cpu)
> > kthread_park(st->thread);
> > /*
> > - * Prevent irq alloc/free while the dying cpu reorganizes the
> > - * interrupt affinities.
> > + * RCU keeps watching 'cpu' until do_idle()->rcu_report_dead().
> > + * And cpu_stopper's fn is dispatched with preemption disabled.
> > + * So it can not occur to release a irq_desc.
> > */
> > - irq_lock_sparse();
> Not everything is about RCU here. You really need to look at all moving
> irq_migrate_all_off_this_cpu() relies on the allocated_irqs bitmap and
> the sparse tree to be in consistent state, which is only guaranteed when
> the sparse lock is held.
For the irq which transfer from active to inactive(disappearing) after
fetching, desc->lock can serve the sync purpose. In this case,
irq_lock_sparse() is not needed. For a emergeing irq, I am not sure
> I'm not sure what you are trying to solve here. Not taking sparse_irq_lock
> here is not gaining anything.
It was a big lock preventing my original series to make kexec-reboot parallel on
arm64/riscv platform. But my new series takes a different way. And this
big lock is not a problem any longer.
Thanks for your time.