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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/4] softirq: implement IRQ flood detection mechanism
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On 03/09/2019 09:28, Ming Lei wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 03, 2019 at 08:40:35AM +0200, Daniel Lezcano wrote:
>> On 03/09/2019 08:31, Ming Lei wrote:
>>> Hi Daniel,
>>>
>>> On Tue, Sep 03, 2019 at 07:59:39AM +0200, Daniel Lezcano wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Hi Ming Lei,
>>>>
>>>> On 03/09/2019 05:30, Ming Lei wrote:
>>>>
>>>> [ ... ]
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>>> 2) irq/timing doesn't cover softirq
>>>>>>
>>>>>> That's solvable, right?
>>>>>
>>>>> Yeah, we can extend irq/timing, but ugly for irq/timing, since irq/timing
>>>>> focuses on hardirq predication, and softirq isn't involved in that
>>>>> purpose.
>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Daniel, could you take a look and see if irq flood detection can be
>>>>>>> implemented easily by irq/timing.c?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I assume you can take a look as well, right?
>>>>>
>>>>> Yeah, I have looked at the code for a while, but I think that irq/timing
>>>>> could become complicated unnecessarily for covering irq flood detection,
>>>>> meantime it is much less efficient for detecting IRQ flood.
>>>>
>>>> In the series, there is nothing describing rigorously the problem (I can
>>>> only guess) and why the proposed solution solves it.
>>>>
>>>> What is your definition of an 'irq flood'? A high irq load? An irq
>>>> arriving while we are processing the previous one in the bottom halves?
>>>
>>> So far, it means that handling interrupt & softirq takes all utilization
>>> of one CPU, then processes can't be run on this CPU basically, usually
>>> sort of CPU lockup warning will be triggered.
>>
>> It is a scheduler problem then ?
>
> Scheduler can do nothing if the CPU is taken completely by handling
> interrupt & softirq, so seems not a scheduler problem, IMO.

Why? If there is a irq pressure on one CPU reducing its capacity, the
scheduler will balance the tasks on another CPU, no?



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