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Date:	Thu, 02 Dec 2010 08:34:30 +0100
From:	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>
To:	Don Zickus <dzickus@...hat.com>
Cc:	"Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@...ssion.com>,
	Vivek Goyal <vgoyal@...hat.com>,
	Yinghai Lu <yinghai@...nel.org>, Ingo Molnar <mingo@...e.hu>,
	Jason Wessel <jason.wessel@...driver.com>,
	"linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	Haren Myneni <hbabu@...ibm.com>
Subject: Re: perf hw  in kexeced kernel broken in tip

On Thu, 2010-12-02 at 00:23 -0500, Don Zickus wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 01, 2010 at 01:48:07PM -0800, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> > >
> > > Oh, but I'm not a device or sysdev thing, I'll never get something like
> > > that.
> > 
> > There is also the reboot notifier, if the NMI needs to be controlled
> > outside of device model.  Sigh. The NMI handling is such a special case.
> 
> I tried reboot notifiers with the nmi_watchdog and acheived some success
> (on a Westmere box, a P4 still failed).  Kdump is still screwed, but maybe
> we don't care for now.
> 
> Here is the quick and dirty patch I used.

> diff --git a/kernel/watchdog.c b/kernel/watchdog.c
> index 792a4ed..3455cf9 100644
> --- a/kernel/watchdog.c
> +++ b/kernel/watchdog.c
> @@ -23,6 +23,7 @@
>  #include <linux/notifier.h>
>  #include <linux/module.h>
>  #include <linux/sysctl.h>
> +#include <linux/reboot.h>
>  
>  #include <asm/irq_regs.h>
>  #include <linux/perf_event.h>
> @@ -550,6 +551,18 @@ static struct notifier_block __cpuinitdata cpu_nfb = {
>  	.notifier_call = cpu_callback
>  };
>  
> +static int __cpuinit
> +reboot_callback(struct notifier_block *nfb, unsigned long action, void *unused)
> +{
> +	watchdog_disable_all_cpus();
> +
> +	return notifier_from_errno(0);
> +}
> +
> +static struct notifier_block __cpuinitdata reboot_nfb = {
> +	.notifier_call = reboot_callback
> +};
> +
>  void __init lockup_detector_init(void)
>  {
>  	void *cpu = (void *)(long)smp_processor_id();
> @@ -563,6 +576,7 @@ void __init lockup_detector_init(void)
>  
>  	cpu_callback(&cpu_nfb, CPU_ONLINE, cpu);
>  	register_cpu_notifier(&cpu_nfb);
> +	register_reboot_notifier(&reboot_nfb);
>  
>  	return;
>  }

We'd really want a perf_event.c callback there to do as the hot-unplug
code does and detach all running counters from the cpu.


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