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SubjectRe: [PATCH V2] cpufreq: powernv: Fix the hardlockup by synchronus smp_call in timer interrupt
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Hi,

On 04/25/2018 02:47 PM, Viresh Kumar wrote:
> On 25-04-18, 14:32, Shilpasri G Bhat wrote:
>> gpstate_timer_handler() uses synchronous smp_call to set the pstate
>> on the requested core. This causes the below hard lockup:
>>
>> [c000003fe566b320] [c0000000001d5340] smp_call_function_single+0x110/0x180 (unreliable)
>> [c000003fe566b390] [c0000000001d55e0] smp_call_function_any+0x180/0x250
>> [c000003fe566b3f0] [c000000000acd3e8] gpstate_timer_handler+0x1e8/0x580
>> [c000003fe566b4a0] [c0000000001b46b0] call_timer_fn+0x50/0x1c0
>> [c000003fe566b520] [c0000000001b4958] expire_timers+0x138/0x1f0
>> [c000003fe566b590] [c0000000001b4bf8] run_timer_softirq+0x1e8/0x270
>> [c000003fe566b630] [c000000000d0d6c8] __do_softirq+0x158/0x3e4
>> [c000003fe566b710] [c000000000114be8] irq_exit+0xe8/0x120
>> [c000003fe566b730] [c000000000024d0c] timer_interrupt+0x9c/0xe0
>> [c000003fe566b760] [c000000000009014] decrementer_common+0x114/0x120
>> -- interrupt: 901 at doorbell_global_ipi+0x34/0x50
>> LR = arch_send_call_function_ipi_mask+0x120/0x130
>> [c000003fe566ba50] [c00000000004876c]
>> arch_send_call_function_ipi_mask+0x4c/0x130
>> [c000003fe566ba90] [c0000000001d59f0] smp_call_function_many+0x340/0x450
>> [c000003fe566bb00] [c000000000075f18] pmdp_invalidate+0x98/0xe0
>> [c000003fe566bb30] [c0000000003a1120] change_huge_pmd+0xe0/0x270
>> [c000003fe566bba0] [c000000000349278] change_protection_range+0xb88/0xe40
>> [c000003fe566bcf0] [c0000000003496c0] mprotect_fixup+0x140/0x340
>> [c000003fe566bdb0] [c000000000349a74] SyS_mprotect+0x1b4/0x350
>> [c000003fe566be30] [c00000000000b184] system_call+0x58/0x6c
>>
>> One way to avoid this is removing the smp-call. We can ensure that the timer
>> always runs on one of the policy-cpus. If the timer gets migrated to a
>> cpu outside the policy then re-queue it back on the policy->cpus. This way
>> we can get rid of the smp-call which was being used to set the pstate
>> on the policy->cpus.
>>
>> Fixes: 7bc54b652f13 (timers, cpufreq/powernv: Initialize the gpstate timer as pinned)
>> Cc: <stable@vger.kernel.org> [4.8+]
>> Reported-by: Nicholas Piggin <npiggin@gmail.com>
>> Reported-by: Pridhiviraj Paidipeddi <ppaidipe@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
>> Signed-off-by: Shilpasri G Bhat <shilpa.bhat@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
>> ---
>> Changes from V1:
>> - Remove smp_call in the pstate handler.
>>
>> drivers/cpufreq/powernv-cpufreq.c | 23 ++++++++++++++++++++---
>> 1 file changed, 20 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/drivers/cpufreq/powernv-cpufreq.c b/drivers/cpufreq/powernv-cpufreq.c
>> index 71f8682..dc8ffb5 100644
>> --- a/drivers/cpufreq/powernv-cpufreq.c
>> +++ b/drivers/cpufreq/powernv-cpufreq.c
>> @@ -679,6 +679,25 @@ void gpstate_timer_handler(struct timer_list *t)
>>
>> if (!spin_trylock(&gpstates->gpstate_lock))
>> return;
>> + /*
>> + * If the timer has migrated to the different cpu then bring
>> + * it back to one of the policy->cpus
>> + */
>> + if (!cpumask_test_cpu(raw_smp_processor_id(), policy->cpus)) {
>> + /*
>> + * Timer should be deleted if policy is inactive.
>> + * If policy is active then re-queue on one of the
>> + * policy->cpus.
>> + */
>
> This looks racy. Shouldn't you guarantee that the timer is already
> removed in a synchronous way before de-activating the policy ?
>

The timer is deleted in driver->stop_cpu(). So we ensure to remove the timer
before de-activating the policy.


>> + if (!cpumask_empty(policy->cpus)) {

So are you suggesting to remove ^^ the check for active policy here?
(I put that as a safety check.)

Thanks and Regards,
Shilpa

>> + gpstates->timer.expires = jiffies +
>> + msecs_to_jiffies(1);
>> + add_timer_on(&gpstates->timer,
>> + cpumask_first(policy->cpus));
>> + }
>> + spin_unlock(&gpstates->gpstate_lock);
>> + return;
>> + }
>>
>> /*
>> * If PMCR was last updated was using fast_swtich then
>> @@ -718,10 +737,8 @@ void gpstate_timer_handler(struct timer_list *t)
>> if (gpstate_idx != gpstates->last_lpstate_idx)
>> queue_gpstate_timer(gpstates);
>>
>> + set_pstate(&freq_data);
>> spin_unlock(&gpstates->gpstate_lock);
>> -
>> - /* Timer may get migrated to a different cpu on cpu hot unplug */
>> - smp_call_function_any(policy->cpus, set_pstate, &freq_data, 1);
>> }
>>
>> /*
>> --
>> 1.8.3.1
>

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