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Date:	Tue, 19 Aug 2008 03:28:16 +0200
From:	Ingo Molnar <>
To:	Jeremy Fitzhardinge <>
Cc:	LKML <>,,
	Andi Kleen <>,
	Nick Piggin <>,
	Jens Axboe <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0 of 9] x86/smp function calls: convert x86 tlb flushes
	to use function calls [POST 2]

* Ingo Molnar <> wrote:

> nice stuff!
> I suspect the extra cost might be worth it for two reasons: 1) we 
> could optimize the cross-call implementation further 2) on systems 
> where TLB flushes actually matter, the ability to overlap multiple TLB 
> flushes to the same single CPU might improve workloads.
> FYI, i've created a new -tip topic for your patches, tip/x86/tlbflush. 
> It's based on tip/irq/sparseirq (there are a good deal of dependencies 
> with that topic).

i threw it into -tip testing for a while - triggered the lockdep warning 
on 64-bit below.


checking TSC synchronization [CPU#0 -> CPU#1]: passed.

[ INFO: possible recursive locking detected ]
2.6.27-rc3-tip #1
swapper/0 is trying to acquire lock:
 (&call_function_queues[i].lock){....}, at: [<ffffffff8026cbba>] ipi_call_lock_irq+0x25/0x2e

but task is already holding lock:
 (&call_function_queues[i].lock){....}, at: [<ffffffff8026cbba>] ipi_call_lock_irq+0x25/0x2e

other info that might help us debug this:
1 lock held by swapper/0:
 #0:  (&call_function_queues[i].lock){....}, at: [<ffffffff8026cbba>] ipi_call_lock_irq+0x25/0x2e

stack backtrace:
Pid: 0, comm: swapper Not tainted 2.6.27-rc3-tip #1
Call Trace:
 [<ffffffff802665c2>] validate_chain+0x53e/0xc26
 [<ffffffff80263814>] ? trace_hardirqs_off_caller+0x21/0xa4
 [<ffffffff802638a4>] ? trace_hardirqs_off+0xd/0xf
 [<ffffffff802673d6>] __lock_acquire+0x72c/0x795
 [<ffffffff802674cc>] lock_acquire+0x8d/0xba
 [<ffffffff8026cbba>] ? ipi_call_lock_irq+0x25/0x2e
 [<ffffffff808aa83c>] _spin_lock_irq+0x44/0x74
 [<ffffffff8026cbba>] ? ipi_call_lock_irq+0x25/0x2e
 [<ffffffff8026cbba>] ipi_call_lock_irq+0x25/0x2e
 [<ffffffff808a4acf>] start_secondary+0x127/0x18e
Brought up 2 CPUs
Total of 2 processors activated (11733.31 BogoMIPS).
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