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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2 8/8] rcu/kfree: Fix kfree_rcu_shrink_count() return value
On Tue, Jun 28, 2022 at 05:13:21PM -0400, Joel Fernandes wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 28, 2022 at 12:56 PM Joel Fernandes <joel@joelfernandes.org> wrote:
> >
> > On Mon, Jun 27, 2022 at 02:43:59PM -0700, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> > > On Mon, Jun 27, 2022 at 09:18:13PM +0000, Joel Fernandes wrote:
> > > > On Mon, Jun 27, 2022 at 01:59:07PM -0700, Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> > > > > On Mon, Jun 27, 2022 at 08:56:43PM +0200, Uladzislau Rezki wrote:
> > > > > > > As per the comments in include/linux/shrinker.h, .count_objects callback
> > > > > > > should return the number of freeable items, but if there are no objects
> > > > > > > to free, SHRINK_EMPTY should be returned. The only time 0 is returned
> > > > > > > should be when we are unable to determine the number of objects, or the
> > > > > > > cache should be skipped for another reason.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > Signed-off-by: Joel Fernandes (Google) <joel@joelfernandes.org>
> > > > > > > ---
> > > > > > > kernel/rcu/tree.c | 2 +-
> > > > > > > 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > diff --git a/kernel/rcu/tree.c b/kernel/rcu/tree.c
> > > > > > > index 711679d10cbb..935788e8d2d7 100644
> > > > > > > --- a/kernel/rcu/tree.c
> > > > > > > +++ b/kernel/rcu/tree.c
> > > > > > > @@ -3722,7 +3722,7 @@ kfree_rcu_shrink_count(struct shrinker *shrink, struct shrink_control *sc)
> > > > > > > atomic_set(&krcp->backoff_page_cache_fill, 1);
> > > > > > > }
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > - return count;
> > > > > > > + return count == 0 ? SHRINK_EMPTY : count;
> > > > > > > }
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > static unsigned long
> > > > > > > --
> > > > > > > 2.37.0.rc0.104.g0611611a94-goog
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > Looks good to me!
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Reviewed-by: Uladzislau Rezki (Sony) <urezki@gmail.com>
> > > > >
> > > > > Now that you mention it, this does look independent of the rest of
> > > > > the series. I have pulled it in with Uladzislau's Reviewed-by.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks Paul and Vlad!
> > > >
> > > > Paul, apologies for being quiet. I have been working on the series and the
> > > > review comments carefully. I appreciate your help with this work.
> > >
> > > Not a problem. After all, this stuff is changing some of the trickier
> > > parts of RCU. We must therefore assume that some significant time and
> > > effort will be required to get it right.
> >
> > To your point about trickier parts of RCU, the v2 series though I tested it
> > before submitting is now giving me strange results with rcuscale. Sometimes
> > laziness does not seem to be in effect (as pointed out by rcuscale), other
> > times I am seeing stalls.
> >
> > So I have to carefully look through all of this again. I am not sure why I
> > was not seeing these issues with the exact same code before (frustrated).
>
> Looks like I found at least 3 bugs in my v2 series which testing
> picked up now. RCU-lazy was being too lazy or not too lazy. Now tests
> pass, so its progress but does beg for more testing:

It is entirely possible that call_rcu_lazy() needs its own special
purpose tests. This might be a separate test parallel to the test for
kfree_rcu() in kernel/rcu/rcuscale.c, for example.

For but one example, you might need to do bunch of call_rcu_lazy()
invocations, then keep the kernel completely quiet for long enough to
let the timer fire, and without anything else happening.

Thanx, Paul

> On top of v2 series:
> diff --git a/kernel/rcu/tree_nocb.h b/kernel/rcu/tree_nocb.h
> index c06a96b6a18a..7021ee05155d 100644
> --- a/kernel/rcu/tree_nocb.h
> +++ b/kernel/rcu/tree_nocb.h
> @@ -292,7 +292,8 @@ static void wake_nocb_gp_defer(struct rcu_data
> *rdp, int waketype,
> */
> switch (waketype) {
> case RCU_NOCB_WAKE_LAZY:
> - mod_jif = jiffies_till_flush;
> + if (rdp->nocb_defer_wakeup != RCU_NOCB_WAKE_LAZY)
> + mod_jif = jiffies_till_flush;
> break;
>
> case RCU_NOCB_WAKE_BYPASS:
> @@ -714,13 +715,13 @@ static void nocb_gp_wait(struct rcu_data *my_rdp)
> bypass_ncbs = rcu_cblist_n_cbs(&rdp->nocb_bypass);
> lazy_ncbs = rcu_cblist_n_lazy_cbs(&rdp->nocb_bypass);
> if (lazy_ncbs &&
> - (time_after(j, READ_ONCE(rdp->nocb_bypass_first) +
> LAZY_FLUSH_JIFFIES) ||
> + (time_after(j, READ_ONCE(rdp->nocb_bypass_first) +
> jiffies_till_flush) ||
> bypass_ncbs > qhimark)) {
> // Bypass full or old, so flush it.
> (void)rcu_nocb_try_flush_bypass(rdp, j);
> bypass_ncbs = rcu_cblist_n_cbs(&rdp->nocb_bypass);
> lazy_ncbs = rcu_cblist_n_lazy_cbs(&rdp->nocb_bypass);
> - } else if (bypass_ncbs &&
> + } else if (bypass_ncbs && (lazy_ncbs != bypass_ncbs) &&
> (time_after(j, READ_ONCE(rdp->nocb_bypass_first) + 1) ||
> bypass_ncbs > 2 * qhimark)) {
> // Bypass full or old, so flush it.

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