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SubjectRe: [Intel-gfx] [PATCH] RFC: console: hack up console_lock more v2
On Mon, May 06, 2019 at 01:24:48PM +0200, Petr Mladek wrote:
> On Mon 2019-05-06 11:38:13, Daniel Vetter wrote:
> > On Mon, May 06, 2019 at 10:26:28AM +0200, Petr Mladek wrote:
> > > On Mon 2019-05-06 10:16:14, Petr Mladek wrote:
> > > > On Mon 2019-05-06 09:45:53, Daniel Vetter wrote:
> > > > > console_trylock, called from within printk, can be called from pretty
> > > > > much anywhere. Including try_to_wake_up. Note that this isn't common,
> > > > > usually the box is in pretty bad shape at that point already. But it
> > > > > really doesn't help when then lockdep jumps in and spams the logs,
> > > > > potentially obscuring the real backtrace we're really interested in.
> > > > > One case I've seen (slightly simplified backtrace):
> > > > >
> > > > > Call Trace:
> > > > > <IRQ>
> > > > > console_trylock+0xe/0x60
> > > > > vprintk_emit+0xf1/0x320
> > > > > printk+0x4d/0x69
> > > > > __warn_printk+0x46/0x90
> > > > > native_smp_send_reschedule+0x2f/0x40
> > > > > check_preempt_curr+0x81/0xa0
> > > > > ttwu_do_wakeup+0x14/0x220
> > > > > try_to_wake_up+0x218/0x5f0
> > > >
> > > > try_to_wake_up() takes p->pi_lock. It could deadlock because it
> > > > can get called recursively from printk_safe_up().
> > > >
> > > > And there are more locks taken from try_to_wake_up(), for example,
> > > > __task_rq_lock() taken from ttwu_remote().
> > > >
> > > > IMHO, the most reliable solution would be do call the entire
> > > > up_console_sem() from printk deferred context. We could assign
> > > > few bytes for this context in the per-CPU printk_deferred
> > > > variable.
> > >
> > > Ah, I was too fast and did the same mistake. This won't help because
> > > it would still call try_to_wake_up() recursively.
> >
> > Uh :-/
> >
> > > We need to call all printk's that can be called under locks
> > > taken in try_to_wake_up() path in printk deferred context.
> > > Unfortunately it is whack a mole approach.
> >
> > Hm since it's whack-a-mole anyway, what about converting the WARN_ON into
> > a prinkt_deferred, like all the other scheduler related code? Feels a
> > notch more consistent to me than leaking the printk_context into areas it
> > wasn't really meant built for. Scheduler code already fully subscribed to
> > the whack-a-mole approach after all.
>
> I am not sure how exactly you mean the conversion.
>
> Anyway, we do not want to use printk_deferred() treewide. It reduces
> the chance that the messages reach consoles. Scheduler is an
> exception because of the possible deadlocks.
>
> A solution would be to define WARN_ON_DEFERRED() that would
> call normal WARN_ON() in printk deferred context and
> use in scheduler.

Sent it out, and then Sergey pointed out printk_safe_enter/exit (which I
guess is what you meant, and which I missed), but we're doing this already
around the up() call in __up_console_sem.

So I think these further recursions you're pointed out are already handled
correctly, and all we need to do is to break the loop involving
semaphore.lock of the console_lock semaphore only. Which I think this
patch here achieves.

Thoughts? Or are we again missing something here?

Thanks, Daniel
--
Daniel Vetter
Software Engineer, Intel Corporation
http://blog.ffwll.ch

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