[lkml]   [2020]   [Jan]   [10]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
Patch in this message
Subject[PATCH 1/1] mm: fix tick_sched timer blocked by pgdat_resize_lock
When 'CONFIG_DEFERRED_STRUCT_PAGE_INIT' is set, 'pgdat_resize_lock'
will be called inside 'pgdatinit' kthread to initialise the deferred
pages with local interrupts disabled. Which is introduced by
commit 3a2d7fa8a3d5 ("mm: disable interrupts while initializing deferred

But 'pgdatinit' kthread is possible be pined on the boot CPU (CPU#0 by
default), especially in small system with NRCPUS <= 2. In this case, the
interrupts are disabled on boot CPU during memory initialising, which
caused the tick_sched timer be blocked, leading to wall clock stuck.

Fixes: commit 3a2d7fa8a3d5 ("mm: disable interrupts while initializing
deferred pages")

Signed-off-by: Shile Zhang <>
include/linux/memory_hotplug.h | 14 ++++++++++++--
1 file changed, 12 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/include/linux/memory_hotplug.h b/include/linux/memory_hotplug.h
index ba0dca6aac6e..6ffcb5b704bc 100644
--- a/include/linux/memory_hotplug.h
+++ b/include/linux/memory_hotplug.h
@@ -282,12 +282,22 @@ static inline bool movable_node_is_enabled(void)
static inline
void pgdat_resize_lock(struct pglist_data *pgdat, unsigned long *flags)
- spin_lock_irqsave(&pgdat->node_size_lock, *flags);
+ /*
+ * Disable local interrupts on boot CPU will stop the tick_sched
+ * timer, which will block jiffies(wall clock) update.
+ */
+ if (current->cpu != get_boot_cpu_id())
+ spin_lock_irqsave(&pgdat->node_size_lock, *flags);
+ else
+ spin_lock(&pgdat->node_size_lock);
static inline
void pgdat_resize_unlock(struct pglist_data *pgdat, unsigned long *flags)
- spin_unlock_irqrestore(&pgdat->node_size_lock, *flags);
+ if (current->cpu != get_boot_cpu_id())
+ spin_unlock_irqrestore(&pgdat->node_size_lock, *flags);
+ else
+ spin_unlock(&pgdat->node_size_lock);
static inline
void pgdat_resize_init(struct pglist_data *pgdat)
 \ /
  Last update: 2020-01-10 09:26    [W:0.036 / U:6.244 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site