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SubjectRe: REGRESSION: boot stalls on several old dual core Intel CPUs
On Mon, Sep 03, 2018 at 10:54:23AM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 03, 2018 at 09:38:15AM +0200, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> > On Mon, 3 Sep 2018, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > > On Sat, Sep 01, 2018 at 11:51:26AM +0930, Kevin Shanahan wrote:
> > > > commit 01548f4d3e8e94caf323a4f664eb347fd34a34ab
> > > > Author: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@de.ibm.com>
> > > > Date: Tue Aug 18 17:09:42 2009 +0200
> > > >
> > > > clocksource: Avoid clocksource watchdog circular locking dependency
> > > >
> > > > stop_machine from a multithreaded workqueue is not allowed because
> > > > of a circular locking dependency between cpu_down and the workqueue
> > > > execution. Use a kernel thread to do the clocksource downgrade.
> > >
> > > I cannot find stop_machine usage there; either it went away or I need to
> > > like wake up.
> >
> > timekeeping_notify() which is involved in switching clock source uses stomp
> > machine.
>
> ARGH... OK, lemme see if I can come up with something other than
> endlessly spawning that kthread.
>
> A special purpose kthread_worker would make more sense than that.

Can someone test this?

---
kernel/time/clocksource.c | 28 ++++++++++++++++++++++------
1 file changed, 22 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/time/clocksource.c b/kernel/time/clocksource.c
index f74fb00d8064..898976d0082a 100644
--- a/kernel/time/clocksource.c
+++ b/kernel/time/clocksource.c
@@ -112,13 +112,28 @@ static int finished_booting;
static u64 suspend_start;

#ifdef CONFIG_CLOCKSOURCE_WATCHDOG
-static void clocksource_watchdog_work(struct work_struct *work);
+static void clocksource_watchdog_work(struct kthread_work *work);
static void clocksource_select(void);

static LIST_HEAD(watchdog_list);
static struct clocksource *watchdog;
static struct timer_list watchdog_timer;
-static DECLARE_WORK(watchdog_work, clocksource_watchdog_work);
+
+/*
+ * We must use a kthread_worker here, because:
+ *
+ * clocksource_watchdog_work()
+ * clocksource_select()
+ * __clocksource_select()
+ * timekeeping_notify()
+ * stop_machine()
+ *
+ * cannot be called from a reqular workqueue, because of deadlocks between
+ * workqueue and stopmachine.
+ */
+static struct kthread_worker *watchdog_worker;
+static DEFINE_KTHREAD_WORK(watchdog_work, clocksource_watchdog_work);
+
static DEFINE_SPINLOCK(watchdog_lock);
static int watchdog_running;
static atomic_t watchdog_reset_pending;
@@ -158,7 +173,7 @@ static void __clocksource_unstable(struct clocksource *cs)

/* kick clocksource_watchdog_work() */
if (finished_booting)
- schedule_work(&watchdog_work);
+ kthread_queue_work(watchdog_worker, &watchdog_work);
}

/**
@@ -199,7 +214,7 @@ static void clocksource_watchdog(struct timer_list *unused)
/* Clocksource already marked unstable? */
if (cs->flags & CLOCK_SOURCE_UNSTABLE) {
if (finished_booting)
- schedule_work(&watchdog_work);
+ kthread_queue_work(watchdog_worker, &watchdog_work);
continue;
}

@@ -269,7 +284,7 @@ static void clocksource_watchdog(struct timer_list *unused)
*/
if (cs != curr_clocksource) {
cs->flags |= CLOCK_SOURCE_RESELECT;
- schedule_work(&watchdog_work);
+ kthread_queue_work(watchdog_worker, &watchdog_work);
} else {
tick_clock_notify();
}
@@ -418,7 +433,7 @@ static int __clocksource_watchdog_work(void)
return select;
}

-static void clocksource_watchdog_work(struct work_struct *work)
+static void clocksource_watchdog_work(struct kthread_work *work)
{
mutex_lock(&clocksource_mutex);
if (__clocksource_watchdog_work())
@@ -806,6 +821,7 @@ static int __init clocksource_done_booting(void)
{
mutex_lock(&clocksource_mutex);
curr_clocksource = clocksource_default_clock();
+ watchdog_worker = kthread_create_worker(0, "cs-watchdog");
finished_booting = 1;
/*
* Run the watchdog first to eliminate unstable clock sources
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