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SubjectRe: [PATCH 15/20] ARM/hw_breakpoint: Convert to hotplug state machine
On Fri, Nov 18, 2016 at 02:11:58PM +0100, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> On Fri, 18 Nov 2016, Will Deacon wrote:
> > On Thu, Nov 17, 2016 at 07:35:36PM +0100, Sebastian Andrzej Siewior wrote:
> > > @@ -1082,15 +1077,18 @@ static int __init arch_hw_breakpoint_init(void)
> > > register_undef_hook(&debug_reg_hook);
> > >
> > > /*
> > > - * Reset the breakpoint resources. We assume that a halting
> > > - * debugger will leave the world in a nice state for us.
> > > + * Register CPU notifier which resets the breakpoint resources. We
> > > + * assume that a halting debugger will leave the world in a nice state
> > > + * for us.
> > > */
> > > - on_each_cpu(reset_ctrl_regs, NULL, 1);
> > > + ret = cpuhp_setup_state(CPUHP_AP_ONLINE_DYN, "arm/hw_breakpoint:online",
> > > + dbg_reset_online, NULL);
> >
> > I'm slightly unsure about this. The dbg_reset_online callback can execute
> > undefined instructions (unfortunately, there's no way to probe the presence
> > of some of the debug registers), so it absolutely has to run within the
> > register_undef_hook/unregister_undef_hook calls that are in this function.
> >
> > With this patch, I worry that the callback can be postponed to ONLINE time
> > for other CPUs, and then the kernel will panic.
>
> No. The flow is the following:
>
> register_undef_hook(&debug_reg_hook);
>
> ret = cpuhp_setup_state(.., dbg_reset_online, NULL);
> {
> for_each_online_cpu(cpu) {
> ret = call_on_cpu(cpu, dbg_reset_online);
> if (ret)
> return ret:
> }
> }
>
> unregister_undef_hook(&debug_reg_hook);
>
> The only difference to the current code is that the call is not invoked via
> a smp function call (on_each_cpu), it's pushed to the hotplug thread
> context of each cpu and executed there.
>
> But it's guaranteed that cpuhp_setup_state() will not return before the
> callback has been invoked on each online cpu.

Ok, that's good.

> If cpus are not yet online when that code is invoked, then it's the same
> behaviour as before. It will be invoked when the cpu comes online.

Just to check, but what stops a CPU from coming online between the call
to cpuhp_setup_state and the call to cpuhp_remove_state_nocalls in the
case of failure (debug_err_mask isn't empty)?

Will

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