Commit 46c498c2 authored by Thomas Gleixner's avatar Thomas Gleixner

stop_machine: Mark per cpu stopper enabled early

commit 14e568e7 (stop_machine: Use smpboot threads) introduced the
following regression:

Before this commit the stopper enabled bit was set in the online
notifier.

CPU0				CPU1
cpu_up
				cpu online
hotplug_notifier(ONLINE)
  stopper(CPU1)->enabled = true;
...
stop_machine()

The conversion to smpboot threads moved the enablement to the wakeup
path of the parked thread. The majority of users seem to have the
following working order:

CPU0				CPU1
cpu_up
				cpu online
unpark_threads()
  wakeup(stopper[CPU1])
....
				stopper thread runs
				  stopper(CPU1)->enabled = true;
stop_machine()

But Konrad and Sander have observed:

CPU0				CPU1
cpu_up
				cpu online
unpark_threads()
  wakeup(stopper[CPU1])
....
stop_machine()
				stopper thread runs
				  stopper(CPU1)->enabled = true;

Now the stop machinery kicks CPU0 into the stop loop, where it gets
stuck forever because the queue code saw stopper(CPU1)->enabled ==
false, so CPU0 waits for CPU1 to enter stomp_machine, but the CPU1
stopper work got discarded due to enabled == false.

Add a pre_unpark function to the smpboot thread descriptor and call it
before waking the thread.

This fixes the problem at hand, but the stop_machine code should be
more robust. The stopper->enabled flag smells fishy at best.

Thanks to Konrad for going through a loop of debug patches and
providing the information to decode this issue.
Reported-and-tested-by: default avatarKonrad Rzeszutek Wilk <konrad.wilk@oracle.com>
Reported-and-tested-by: default avatarSander Eikelenboom <linux@eikelenboom.it>
Cc: Srivatsa S. Bhat <srivatsa.bhat@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
Cc: Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>
Link: http://lkml.kernel.org/r/alpine.LFD.2.02.1302261843240.22263@ionosSigned-off-by: default avatarThomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
parent 1a13c0b1
......@@ -24,6 +24,9 @@ struct smpboot_thread_data;
* parked (cpu offline)
* @unpark: Optional unpark function, called when the thread is
* unparked (cpu online)
* @pre_unpark: Optional unpark function, called before the thread is
* unparked (cpu online). This is not guaranteed to be
* called on the target cpu of the thread. Careful!
* @selfparking: Thread is not parked by the park function.
* @thread_comm: The base name of the thread
*/
......@@ -37,6 +40,7 @@ struct smp_hotplug_thread {
void (*cleanup)(unsigned int cpu, bool online);
void (*park)(unsigned int cpu);
void (*unpark)(unsigned int cpu);
void (*pre_unpark)(unsigned int cpu);
bool selfparking;
const char *thread_comm;
};
......
......@@ -209,6 +209,8 @@ static void smpboot_unpark_thread(struct smp_hotplug_thread *ht, unsigned int cp
{
struct task_struct *tsk = *per_cpu_ptr(ht->store, cpu);
if (ht->pre_unpark)
ht->pre_unpark(cpu);
kthread_unpark(tsk);
}
......
......@@ -336,7 +336,7 @@ static struct smp_hotplug_thread cpu_stop_threads = {
.create = cpu_stop_create,
.setup = cpu_stop_unpark,
.park = cpu_stop_park,
.unpark = cpu_stop_unpark,
.pre_unpark = cpu_stop_unpark,
.selfparking = true,
};
......
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