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SubjectRe: [PATCH v7 2/2] clocksource: add J-Core timer/clocksource driver
On Fri, Sep 30, 2016 at 03:15:11PM +0200, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> On Tue, 27 Sep 2016, Rich Felker wrote:
> > I've managed to get a trace with a stall. I'm not sure what the best
> > way to share the full thing is, since it's large, but here are the
> > potentially interesting parts.

[ . . . ]

Some RCU commentary, on the off-chance that it helps...

> So that should kick rcu_sched-7 in 10ms, latest 20ms from now and CPU1 goes
> into a NOHZ idle sleep.
>
> > <idle>-0 [001] d... 109.953436: tick_stop: success=1 dependency=NONE
> > <idle>-0 [001] d... 109.953617: hrtimer_cancel: hrtimer=109f449c
> > <idle>-0 [001] d... 109.953818: hrtimer_start: hrtimer=109f449c function=tick_sched_timer expires=109880000000 softexpires=109880000000
>
> which is (using the 0.087621us delta between the trace clock and clock
> MONO) at: 109.880 + 0.087621 = 109.968
>
> Which is about correct as we expect the RCU timer to fire at:
>
> 109.952633 + 0.01 = 109.963633
>
> or latest at
>
> 109.952633 + 0.02 = 109.983633
>
> There is another caveat. That nohz stuff can queue the rcu timer on CPU0, which
> it did not because:

Just for annoying completeness, the location of the timer depends on how
the rcuo callback-offload kthreads are constrained. And yes, in the most
constrained case where all CPUs except for CPU 0 are nohz CPUs, they will
by default all run on CPU 0.

> > rcu_sched-7 [001] d... 109.952633: timer_start: timer=160a9eb0 function=process_timeout expires=4294948284 [timeout=1] flags=0x00000001
>
> The CPU nr encoded in flags is: 1
>
> Now we cancel and restart the timer w/o seing the interrupt expiring
> it. And that expiry should have happened at 109.968000 !?!
>
> > <idle>-0 [001] d... 109.968225: hrtimer_cancel: hrtimer=109f449c
> > <idle>-0 [001] d... 109.968526: hrtimer_start: hrtimer=109f449c function=tick_sched_timer expires=109890000000 softexpires=109890000000
>
> So this advances the next tick even further out. And CPU 0 sets the timer to
> the exact smae value:
>
> > <idle>-0 [000] d.h. 109.969104: hrtimer_start: hrtimer=109e949c function=tick_sched_timer expires=109890000000 softexpires=109890000000
>
>
> > <idle>-0 [000] d.h. 109.977690: irq_handler_entry: irq=16 name=jcore_pit
> > <idle>-0 [000] d.h. 109.977911: hrtimer_cancel: hrtimer=109e949c
> > <idle>-0 [000] d.h. 109.978053: hrtimer_expire_entry: hrtimer=109e949c function=tick_sched_timer now=109890434160
>
> Which expires here. And CPU1 instead of getting an interrupt and expiring
> the timer does the cancel/restart to the next jiffie again:
>
> > <idle>-0 [001] d... 109.978206: hrtimer_cancel: hrtimer=109f449c
> > <idle>-0 [001] d... 109.978495: hrtimer_start: hrtimer=109f449c function=tick_sched_timer expires=109900000000 softexpires=109900000000
>
> And this repeats;
>
> > <idle>-0 [000] d.h. 109.987726: irq_handler_entry: irq=16 name=jcore_pit
> > <idle>-0 [000] d.h. 109.987954: hrtimer_cancel: hrtimer=109e949c
> > <idle>-0 [000] d.h. 109.988095: hrtimer_expire_entry: hrtimer=109e949c function=tick_sched_timer now=109900474620
>
> > <idle>-0 [001] d... 109.988243: hrtimer_cancel: hrtimer=109f449c
> > <idle>-0 [001] d... 109.988537: hrtimer_start: hrtimer=109f449c fun9c
>
> There is something badly wrong here.
>
> > <idle>-0 [000] ..s. 110.019443: softirq_entry: vec=1 [action=TIMER]
> > <idle>-0 [000] ..s. 110.019617: softirq_exit: vec=1 [action=TIMER]
> > <idle>-0 [000] ..s. 110.019730: softirq_entry: vec=7 [action=SCHED]
> > <idle>-0 [000] ..s. 110.020174: softirq_exit: vec=7 [action=SCHED]
> > <idle>-0 [000] d.h. 110.027674: irq_handler_entry: irq=16 name=jcore_pit
> >
> > The rcu_sched process does not run again after the tick_stop until
> > 132s, and only a few RCU softirqs happen (all shown above). During
> > this time, cpu1 has no interrupt activity and nothing in the trace
> > except the above hrtimer_cancel/hrtimer_start pairs (not sure how
> > they're happening without any interrupts).
>
> If you drop out of the arch idle into the core idle loop then you might end
> up with this. You want to add a few trace points or trace_printks() to the
> involved functions. tick_nohz_restart() tick_nohz_stop_sched_tick()
> tick_nohz_restart_sched_tick() and the idle code should be a good starting
> point.
>
> > This pattern repeats until almost 131s, where cpu1 goes into a frenzy
> > of hrtimer_cancel/start:
>
> It's not a frenzy. It's the same pattern as above. It arms the timer to the
> next tick, but that timer never ever fires. And it does that every tick ....
>
> Please put a tracepoint into your set_next_event() callback as well. SO
> this changes here:
>
> > <idle>-0 [001] d... 132.198170: hrtimer_cancel: hrtimer=109f449c
> > <idle>-0 [001] d... 132.198451: hrtimer_start: hrtimer=109f449c function=tick_sched_timer expires=132120000000 softexpires=132120000000
>
> > <idle>-0 [001] dnh. 132.205860: irq_handler_entry: irq=20 name=ipi
> > <idle>-0 [001] dnh. 132.206041: irq_handler_exit: irq=20 ret=handle
>
> So CPU1 gets an IPI
>
> > <idle>-0 [001] dn.. 132.206650: hrtimer_cancel: hrtimer=109f449c
> 49c function=tick_sched_timer now=132119115200
> > <idle>-0 [001] dn.. 132.206936: hrtimer_start: hrtimer=109f449c function=tick_sched_timer expires=132120000000 softexpires=132120000000
>
> And rcu-sched-7 gets running magically, but we don't know what woke it
> up. Definitely not the timer, because that did not fire.
>
> > rcu_sched-7 [001] d... 132.207710: timer_cancel: timer=160a9eb0

It could have been an explicit wakeup at the end of a grace period. That
would explain its cancelling the timer, anyway.

> > - During the whole sequence, hrtimer expiration times are being set to
> > exact jiffies (@ 100 Hz), whereas before it they're quite arbitrary.
>
> When a CPU goes into NOHZ idle and the next (timer/hrtimer) is farther out
> than the next tick, then tick_sched_timer is set to this next event which
> can be far out. So that's expected.
>
> > - The CLOCK_MONOTONIC hrtimer times do not match up with the
> > timestamps; they're off by about 0.087s. I assume this is just
> > sched_clock vs clocksource time and not a big deal.
>
> Yes. You can tell the tracer to use clock monotonic so then they should match.
>
> > - The rcu_sched process is sleeping with timeout=1. This seems
> > odd/excessive.
>
> Why is that odd? That's one tick, i.e. 10ms in your case. And that's not
> the problem at all. The problem is your timer not firing, but the cpu is
> obviously either getting out of idle and then moves the tick ahead for some
> unknown reason.

And a one-jiffy timeout is in fact expected behavior when HZ=100.
You have to be running HZ=250 or better to have two-jiffy timeouts,
and HZ=500 or better for three-jiffy timeouts.

Thanx, Paul

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