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SubjectRe: [PATCH net-next 9/9] net: ipa: don't disable NAPI in suspend
On Sat, Jan 30, 2021 at 11:29 PM Alex Elder <elder@linaro.org> wrote:
>
> On 1/30/21 9:25 AM, Willem de Bruijn wrote:
> > On Fri, Jan 29, 2021 at 3:29 PM Alex Elder <elder@linaro.org> wrote:
> >>
> >> The channel stop and suspend paths both call __gsi_channel_stop(),
> >> which quiesces channel activity, disables NAPI, and (on other than
> >> SDM845) stops the channel. Similarly, the start and resume paths
> >> share __gsi_channel_start(), which starts the channel and re-enables
> >> NAPI again.
> >>
> >> Disabling NAPI should be done when stopping a channel, but this
> >> should *not* be done when suspending. It's not necessary in the
> >> suspend path anyway, because the stopped channel (or suspended
> >> endpoint on SDM845) will not cause interrupts to schedule NAPI,
> >> and gsi_channel_trans_quiesce() won't return until there are no
> >> more transactions to process in the NAPI polling loop.
> >
> > But why is it incorrect to do so?
>
> Maybe it's not; I also thought it was fine before, but...
>
> Someone at Qualcomm asked me why I thought NAPI needed
> to be disabled on suspend. My response was basically
> that it was a lightweight operation, and it shouldn't
> really be a problem to do so.
>
> Then, when I posted two patches last month, Jakub's
> response told me he didn't understand why I was doing
> what I was doing, and I stepped back to reconsider
> the details of what was happening at suspend time.
>
> https://lore.kernel.org/netdev/20210107183803.47308e23@kicinski-fedora-pc1c0hjn.dhcp.thefacebook.com/
>
> Four things were happening to suspend a channel:
> quiesce activity; disable interrupt; disable NAPI;
> and stop the channel. It occurred to me that a
> stopped channel would not generate interrupts, so if
> the channel was stopped earlier there would be no need
> to disable the interrupt. Similarly there would be
> (essentially) no need to disable NAPI once a channel
> was stopped.
>
> Underlying all of this is that I started chasing a
> hang that was occurring on suspend over a month ago.
> It was hard to reproduce (hundreds or thousands of
> suspend/resume cycles without hitting it), and one
> of the few times I actually hit the problem it was
> stuck in napi_disable(), apparently waiting for
> NAPI_STATE_SCHED to get cleared by napi_complete().

This is important information.

What exactly do you mean by hang?

>
> My best guess about how this could occur was if there
> were a race of some kind between the interrupt handler
> (scheduling NAPI) and the poll function (completing
> it). I found a number of problems while looking
> at this, and in the past few weeks I've posted some
> fixes to improve things. Still, even with some of
> these fixes in place we have seen a hang (but now
> even more rarely).
>
> So this grand rework of suspending/stopping channels
> is an attempt to resolve this hang on suspend.

Do you have any data that this patchset resolves the issue, or is it
too hard to reproduce to say anything?

> The channel is now stopped early, and once stopped,
> everything that completed prior to the channel being
> stopped is polled before considering the suspend
> function done.

Does the call to gsi_channel_trans_quiesce before
gsi_channel_stop_retry leave a race where new transactions may occur
until state GSI_CHANNEL_STATE_STOPPED is reached? Asking without truly
knowing the details of this device.

> A stopped channel won't interrupt,
> so we don't bother disabling the completion interrupt,
> with no interrupts, NAPI won't be scheduled, so there's
> no need to disable NAPI either.

That sounds plausible. But it doesn't explain why napi_disable "should
*not* be done when suspending" as the commit states.

Arguably, leaving that won't have much effect either way, and is in
line with other drivers.

Your previous patchset mentions "When stopping a channel, the IPA
driver currently disables NAPI before disabling the interrupt." That
would no longer be the case.

> The net result is simpler, and seems logical, and
> should preclude any possible race between the interrupt
> handler and poll function. I'm trying to solve the
> hang problem analytically, because it takes *so* long
> to reproduce.
>
> I'm open to other suggestions.
>
> -Alex
>
> > From a quick look, virtio-net disables on both remove and freeze, for instance.
> >
> >> Instead, enable NAPI in gsi_channel_start(), when the completion
> >> interrupt is first enabled. Disable it again in gsi_channel_stop(),
> >> when finally disabling the interrupt.
> >>
> >> Add a call to napi_synchronize() to __gsi_channel_stop(), to ensure
> >> NAPI polling is done before moving on.
> >>
> >> Signed-off-by: Alex Elder <elder@linaro.org>
> >> ---
> > =
> >> @@ -894,12 +894,16 @@ int gsi_channel_start(struct gsi *gsi, u32 channel_id)
> >> struct gsi_channel *channel = &gsi->channel[channel_id];
> >> int ret;
> >>
> >> - /* Enable the completion interrupt */
> >> + /* Enable NAPI and the completion interrupt */
> >> + napi_enable(&channel->napi);
> >> gsi_irq_ieob_enable_one(gsi, channel->evt_ring_id);
> >>
> >> ret = __gsi_channel_start(channel, true);
> >> - if (ret)
> >> - gsi_irq_ieob_disable_one(gsi, channel->evt_ring_id);
> >> + if (!ret)
> >> + return 0;
> >> +
> >> + gsi_irq_ieob_disable_one(gsi, channel->evt_ring_id);
> >> + napi_disable(&channel->napi);
> >>
> >> return ret;
> >> }
> >
> > subjective, but easier to parse when the normal control flow is linear
> > and the error path takes a branch (or goto, if reused).
> >
>

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