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SubjectRe: RCU stall when using function_graph
On Thu, Aug 03, 2017 at 01:41:11PM +0200, Daniel Lezcano wrote:
> On 02/08/2017 15:07, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> > On Wed, 2 Aug 2017 14:42:39 +0200
> > Daniel Lezcano <daniel.lezcano@linaro.org> wrote:
> >
> >> On Tue, Aug 01, 2017 at 08:12:14PM -0400, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> >>> On Wed, 2 Aug 2017 00:15:44 +0200
> >>> Daniel Lezcano <daniel.lezcano@linaro.org> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> On 02/08/2017 00:04, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> >>>>>> Hi Paul,
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> I have been trying to set the function_graph tracer for ftrace and each time I
> >>>>>> get a CPU stall.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> How to reproduce:
> >>>>>> -----------------
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> echo function_graph > /sys/kernel/debug/tracing/current_tracer
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> This error appears with v4.13-rc3 and v4.12-rc6.
> >>>
> >>> Can you bisect this? It may be due to this commit:
> >>>
> >>> 0598e4f08 ("ftrace: Add use of synchronize_rcu_tasks() with dynamic trampolines")
> >>
> >> Hi Steve,
> >>
> >> I git bisected but each time the issue occured. I went through the different
> >> version down to v4.4 where the board was not fully supported and it ended up to
> >> have the same issue.
> >>
> >> Finally, I had the intuition it could be related to the wall time (there is no
> >> RTC clock with battery on the board and the wall time is Jan 1st, 1970).
> >>
> >> Setting up the with ntpdate solved the problem.
>
> Actually, it did not solve the problem. The function_graph trace is set,
> I can use the system but after awhile (no tracing enabled at anytime),
> the stall appears.
>
> >> Even if it is rarely the case to have the time not set, is it normal to have a
> >> RCU cpu stall ?
> >>
> >>
> >
> > BTW, function_graph tracer is the most invasive of the tracers. It's 4x
> > slower than function tracer. I'm wondering if the tracer isn't the
> > cause, but just slows things down enough to cause a some other race
> > condition that triggers the bug.
>
> Yes, that could be true.
>
> I tried the following scenario:
>
> - cpufreq governor => userspace + max_freq (1.2GHz)
> - function_graph set ==> OK
>
> - cpufreq governor => userspace + min_freq (200MHz)
> - function_graph set ==> RCU stall
>
> Beside that, I realize the board is constantly processing SOF interrupts
> every 124us, so that adds more overhead.
>
> Removing the USB support, thus the associated processing for the SOF
> interrupts, I don't see anymore the RCU stall.

Looks like Steve called this one! ;-)

> Is it the expected behavior to have the system hang after a RCU stall
> raises ?

No, but if NMI stack traces are enabled and there are any NMI problems,
bad things can happen. In addition, the bulk of output can cause problems
if you have a slow console connection.

Thanx, Paul

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