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SubjectRe: [PATCH] cpu/hotplug: Fix rollback during error-out in takedown_cpu()

On 09/06/2018 01:48 PM, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> On Thu, 6 Sep 2018, Neeraj Upadhyay wrote:
>> On 09/05/2018 06:47 PM, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
>>> On Wed, 5 Sep 2018, Neeraj Upadhyay wrote:
>>>> On 09/05/2018 05:53 PM, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
>>>>> And looking closer this is a general issue. Just that the TEARDOWN state
>>>>> makes it simple to observe. It's universaly broken, when the first
>>>>> teardown
>>>>> callback fails because, st->state is only decremented _AFTER_ the
>>>>> callback
>>>>> returns success, but undo_cpu_down() increments unconditionally.
>>>> As per my understanding, there are 2 problems here; one is fixed with your
>>>> patch, and other is cpuhp_reset_state() is used during rollback from
>>>> non-AP to
>>>> AP state, which seem to result in 2 increments of st->state (one increment
>>>> done by cpuhp_reset_state() and another by cpu_thread_fun()) .
>>> And how did your hack fix that up magically? I'll have a look later today.
>>> Thanks,
>>> tglx
>> The hack fixes it by not calling cpuhp_reset_state() and doing rollback state
>> reset inline in  _cpu_down().
> And how is that any different from the proper patch I sent? It ends up in
> the same state. So I have a hard time to understand your blurb above where
> you claim that my patch just solves one of two problems?
> Thanks,
> tglx

Yes, your patch solves the problem related to smpboot unparking being
skipped during rollback and with the hack we end up in same state. The
second thing, which I am referring to, is that there is one additional
state increment. I missed the part that, it could be required, so that
we reach CPUHP_AP_ONLINE_IDLE before calling __cpuhp_kick_ap(). So, it's
not a problem.

* cpuhp_reset_state() does one state increment and we reach

if (ret && st->state > CPUHP_TEARDOWN_CPU && st->state < prev_state) {
cpuhp_reset_state(st, prev_state);


* cpuhp_thread_fun() does one more increment before invoking state
callback (so, we skip CPUHP_AP_ONLINE_IDLE) and we reach

static void cpuhp_thread_fun(unsigned int cpu)
if (bringup) {
state = st->state;

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