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SubjectRe: [PATCH tip/core/rcu] Enable tick for nohz_full CPUs not responding to expedited GP
On Wed, Dec 04, 2019 at 03:25:44PM -0800, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> rcu: Enable tick for nohz_full CPUs slow to provide expedited QS
>
> An expedited grace period can be stalled by a nohz_full CPU looping
> in kernel context. This possibility is currently handled by some
> carefully crafted checks in rcu_read_unlock_special() that enlist help
> from ksoftirqd when permitted by the scheduler. However, it is exactly
> these checks that require the scheduler avoid holding any of its rq or
> pi locks across rcu_read_unlock() without also having held them across
> the entire RCU read-side critical section.

Just got a bit more free to look into the topic of RCU-related scheduler
deadlocks I was previously looking into (And I will continue working on the
WIP patch for detecting bad scenarios).

> It would therefore be very nice if expedited grace periods could
> handle nohz_full CPUs looping in kernel context without such checks.

Could you clarify 'without such checks'? Are you referring to these checks in
_unlock_special()?
if (irqs_were_disabled && use_softirq &&
(in_interrupt() ||
(exp && !t->rcu_read_unlock_special.b.deferred_qs))) {
// Using softirq, safe to awaken, and we get
// no help from enabling irqs, unlike bh/preempt.
raise_softirq_irqoff(RCU_SOFTIRQ);

I am sorry but I did not fully understand this patch motivation but -- you
are just saying you want EXP GPs to be handled quickly on nohz_full CPUs,
right? Are we not turning the tick on already in rcu_nmi_enter_common() for
handling slow EXP GPs as well? And if not, can we do it from there instead?

> This commit therefore adds code to the expedited grace period's wait
> and cleanup code that forces the scheduler-clock interrupt on for CPUs
> that fail to quickly supply a quiescent state. "Quickly" is currently
> a hard-coded single-jiffy delay.
>
> Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@kernel.org>
>
> ---
>
> This is needed to avoid rcu_read_unlock_special() needing to enter
> the scheduler for the benefit of expedited grace periods on nohz_full
> CPUs, thus enabling more of Lai Jiangshan's patchset.

Still need to go through Lai's patches :-(. Will be looking to make more time
for the same.

thanks!

- Joel


> diff --git a/include/linux/tick.h b/include/linux/tick.h
> index 4ed788c..72a2a21 100644
> --- a/include/linux/tick.h
> +++ b/include/linux/tick.h
> @@ -109,9 +109,10 @@ enum tick_dep_bits {
> TICK_DEP_BIT_PERF_EVENTS = 1,
> TICK_DEP_BIT_SCHED = 2,
> TICK_DEP_BIT_CLOCK_UNSTABLE = 3,
> - TICK_DEP_BIT_RCU = 4
> + TICK_DEP_BIT_RCU = 4,
> + TICK_DEP_BIT_RCU_EXP = 5
> };
> -#define TICK_DEP_BIT_MAX TICK_DEP_BIT_RCU
> +#define TICK_DEP_BIT_MAX TICK_DEP_BIT_RCU_EXP
>
> #define TICK_DEP_MASK_NONE 0
> #define TICK_DEP_MASK_POSIX_TIMER (1 << TICK_DEP_BIT_POSIX_TIMER)
> @@ -119,6 +120,7 @@ enum tick_dep_bits {
> #define TICK_DEP_MASK_SCHED (1 << TICK_DEP_BIT_SCHED)
> #define TICK_DEP_MASK_CLOCK_UNSTABLE (1 << TICK_DEP_BIT_CLOCK_UNSTABLE)
> #define TICK_DEP_MASK_RCU (1 << TICK_DEP_BIT_RCU)
> +#define TICK_DEP_MASK_RCU_EXP (1 << TICK_DEP_BIT_RCU_EXP)
>
> #ifdef CONFIG_NO_HZ_COMMON
> extern bool tick_nohz_enabled;
> diff --git a/kernel/rcu/tree.h b/kernel/rcu/tree.h
> index 634c1db..0c87e4c 100644
> --- a/kernel/rcu/tree.h
> +++ b/kernel/rcu/tree.h
> @@ -181,6 +181,7 @@ struct rcu_data {
> bool rcu_need_heavy_qs; /* GP old, so heavy quiescent state! */
> bool rcu_urgent_qs; /* GP old need light quiescent state. */
> bool rcu_forced_tick; /* Forced tick to provide QS. */
> + bool rcu_forced_tick_exp; /* ... provide QS to expedited GP. */
> #ifdef CONFIG_RCU_FAST_NO_HZ
> unsigned long last_accelerate; /* Last jiffy CBs were accelerated. */
> unsigned long last_advance_all; /* Last jiffy CBs were all advanced. */
> diff --git a/kernel/rcu/tree_exp.h b/kernel/rcu/tree_exp.h
> index 726ba20..6935a9e 100644
> --- a/kernel/rcu/tree_exp.h
> +++ b/kernel/rcu/tree_exp.h
> @@ -230,7 +230,9 @@ static void __maybe_unused rcu_report_exp_rnp(struct rcu_node *rnp, bool wake)
> static void rcu_report_exp_cpu_mult(struct rcu_node *rnp,
> unsigned long mask, bool wake)
> {
> + int cpu;
> unsigned long flags;
> + struct rcu_data *rdp;
>
> raw_spin_lock_irqsave_rcu_node(rnp, flags);
> if (!(rnp->expmask & mask)) {
> @@ -238,6 +240,13 @@ static void rcu_report_exp_cpu_mult(struct rcu_node *rnp,
> return;
> }
> WRITE_ONCE(rnp->expmask, rnp->expmask & ~mask);
> + for_each_leaf_node_cpu_mask(rnp, cpu, mask) {
> + rdp = per_cpu_ptr(&rcu_data, cpu);
> + if (!IS_ENABLED(CONFIG_NO_HZ_FULL) || !rdp->rcu_forced_tick_exp)
> + continue;
> + rdp->rcu_forced_tick_exp = false;
> + tick_dep_clear_cpu(cpu, TICK_DEP_BIT_RCU_EXP);
> + }
> __rcu_report_exp_rnp(rnp, wake, flags); /* Releases rnp->lock. */
> }
>
> @@ -450,6 +459,26 @@ static void sync_rcu_exp_select_cpus(void)
> }
>
> /*
> + * Wait for the expedited grace period to elapse, within time limit.
> + * If the time limit is exceeded without the grace period elapsing,
> + * return false, otherwise return true.
> + */
> +static bool synchronize_rcu_expedited_wait_once(long tlimit)
> +{
> + int t;
> + struct rcu_node *rnp_root = rcu_get_root();
> +
> + t = swait_event_timeout_exclusive(rcu_state.expedited_wq,
> + sync_rcu_exp_done_unlocked(rnp_root),
> + tlimit);
> + // Workqueues should not be signaled.
> + if (t > 0 || sync_rcu_exp_done_unlocked(rnp_root))
> + return true;
> + WARN_ON(t < 0); /* workqueues should not be signaled. */
> + return false;
> +}
> +
> +/*
> * Wait for the expedited grace period to elapse, issuing any needed
> * RCU CPU stall warnings along the way.
> */
> @@ -460,22 +489,31 @@ static void synchronize_rcu_expedited_wait(void)
> unsigned long jiffies_start;
> unsigned long mask;
> int ndetected;
> + struct rcu_data *rdp;
> struct rcu_node *rnp;
> struct rcu_node *rnp_root = rcu_get_root();
> - int ret;
>
> trace_rcu_exp_grace_period(rcu_state.name, rcu_exp_gp_seq_endval(), TPS("startwait"));
> jiffies_stall = rcu_jiffies_till_stall_check();
> jiffies_start = jiffies;
> + if (IS_ENABLED(CONFIG_NO_HZ_FULL)) {
> + if (synchronize_rcu_expedited_wait_once(1))
> + return;
> + rcu_for_each_leaf_node(rnp) {
> + for_each_leaf_node_cpu_mask(rnp, cpu, rnp->expmask) {
> + rdp = per_cpu_ptr(&rcu_data, cpu);
> + if (rdp->rcu_forced_tick_exp)
> + continue;
> + rdp->rcu_forced_tick_exp = true;
> + tick_dep_set_cpu(cpu, TICK_DEP_BIT_RCU_EXP);
> + }
> + }
> + WARN_ON_ONCE(1);
> + }
>
> for (;;) {
> - ret = swait_event_timeout_exclusive(
> - rcu_state.expedited_wq,
> - sync_rcu_exp_done_unlocked(rnp_root),
> - jiffies_stall);
> - if (ret > 0 || sync_rcu_exp_done_unlocked(rnp_root))
> + if (synchronize_rcu_expedited_wait_once(jiffies_stall))
> return;
> - WARN_ON(ret < 0); /* workqueues should not be signaled. */
> if (rcu_cpu_stall_suppress)
> continue;
> panic_on_rcu_stall();

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