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SubjectRe: [PATCH 17/25] hrtimer: Implementation of softirq hrtimer handling
this is late I know…

On 2017-09-27 18:40:26 [+0200], Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> - removed superfluous local_bh_disable(), since local_irq_disable()
> already implies much the same.

it is not superfluous.

> Please consider...
>
> @@ -1768,7 +1786,6 @@ int hrtimers_dead_cpu(unsigned int scpu)
> BUG_ON(cpu_online(scpu));
> tick_cancel_sched_timer(scpu);
>
> - local_bh_disable();
> local_irq_disable();
> old_base = &per_cpu(hrtimer_bases, scpu);
> new_base = this_cpu_ptr(&hrtimer_bases);
> @@ -1796,7 +1813,6 @@ int hrtimers_dead_cpu(unsigned int scpu)
> /* Check, if we got expired work to do */
> __hrtimer_peek_ahead_timers();
> local_irq_enable();
> - local_bh_enable();
> return 0;
> }

we need in there. That local_bh_disable() is required in order to let
raise_softirq_irqoff() not do anything stupid in particular we need
!in_interrupt() defer wakeup_softirqd() until local_bh_enable().
Otherwise wakeup_softirqd() might actually try to wakeup the process and
go after the pi_lock which can't happen while holding cpu_base->lock.

Sebastian

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