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SubjectRe: [patch 2/5] x86/kvm: Handle task_work on VMENTER/EXIT
On Thu, Aug 01, 2019 at 08:34:53PM +0200, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> On Thu, 1 Aug 2019, Oleg Nesterov wrote:
> > On 08/01, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> > >
> > > @@ -8172,6 +8174,10 @@ static int vcpu_run(struct kvm_vcpu *vcp
> > > ++vcpu->stat.signal_exits;
> > > break;
> > > }
> > > +
> > > + if (notify_resume_pending())
> > > + tracehook_handle_notify_resume();
> >
> > shouldn't you drop kvm->srcu before tracehook_handle_notify_resume() ?
> >
> > I don't understand this code at all, but vcpu_run() does this even before
> > cond_resched().
>
> Yeah, I noticed that it's dropped around cond_resched().
>
> My understanding is that for voluntary giving up the CPU via cond_resched()
> it needs to be dropped.
>
> For involuntary preemption (CONFIG_PREEMPT=y) it's not required as the
> whole code section after preempt_enable() is fully preemptible.
>
> Now the 1Mio$ question is whether any of the notify functions invokes
> cond_resched() and whether that really matters. Paolo?

cond_resched() is called via tracehook_notify_resume()->task_work_run(),
and "kernel code can only call cond_resched() in places where it ...
cannot hold references to any RCU-protected data structures" according to
https://lwn.net/Articles/603252/.

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