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Date:	Mon, 10 Mar 2014 10:37:42 -0400
From:	"Jason J. Herne" <jjherne@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
To:	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>, Tejun Heo <tj@...nel.org>
CC:	Lai Jiangshan <laijs@...fujitsu.com>, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@...hat.com>
Subject: Re: Subject: Warning in workqueue.c

On 02/25/2014 05:37 AM, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 24, 2014 at 01:35:01PM -0500, Tejun Heo wrote:
>
>> That's a bummer but it at least isn't a very new regression.  Peter,
>> any ideas on debugging this?  I can make workqueue to play block /
>> unblock dance to try to work around the issue but that'd be very
>> yucky.  It'd be great to root cause where the cpu selection anomaly is
>> coming from.
>
> I'm assuming you're using set_cpus_allowed_ptr() to flip them between
> CPUs; the below adds some error paths to that code. In particular we
> propagate the __migrate_task() fail (returns the number of tasks
> migrated) through the stop_one_cpu() into set_cpus_allowed_ptr().
>
> This way we can see if there was a problem with the migration.
>
> You should be able to now reliably use the return value of
> set_cpus_allowed_ptr() to tell if it is now running on a CPU in its
> allowed mask.
>
> I've also included an #if 0 retry loop for the fail case; but I suspect
> that that might end up deadlocking your machine if you hit that just
> wrong, something like the waking CPU endlessly trying to migrate the
> task over while the wakee CPU is waiting for completion of something
> from the waking CPU.
>
> But its worth a prod I suppose.
>
>
> diff --git a/kernel/sched/core.c b/kernel/sched/core.c
> index 84b23cec0aeb..4c384efac8b3 100644
> --- a/kernel/sched/core.c
> +++ b/kernel/sched/core.c
> @@ -4554,18 +4554,28 @@ int set_cpus_allowed_ptr(struct task_struct *p, const struct cpumask *new_mask)
>
>   	do_set_cpus_allowed(p, new_mask);
>
> +again: __maybe_unused
> +
>   	/* Can the task run on the task's current CPU? If so, we're done */
> -	if (cpumask_test_cpu(task_cpu(p), new_mask))
> +	if (cpumask_test_cpu(task_cpu(p), tsk_cpus_allowed(p)))
>   		goto out;
>
> -	dest_cpu = cpumask_any_and(cpu_active_mask, new_mask);
> +	dest_cpu = cpumask_any_and(cpu_active_mask, tsk_cpus_allowed(p));
>   	if (p->on_rq) {
>   		struct migration_arg arg = { p, dest_cpu };
> +
>   		/* Need help from migration thread: drop lock and wait. */
>   		task_rq_unlock(rq, p, &flags);
> -		stop_one_cpu(cpu_of(rq), migration_cpu_stop, &arg);
> +		ret = stop_one_cpu(cpu_of(rq), migration_cpu_stop, &arg);
> +#if 0
> +		if (ret) {
> +			rq = task_rq_lock(p, &flags);
> +			goto again;
> +		}
> +#endif
>   		tlb_migrate_finish(p->mm);
> -		return 0;
> +
> +		return ret;
>   	}
>   out:
>   	task_rq_unlock(rq, p, &flags);
> @@ -4679,15 +4689,18 @@ void sched_setnuma(struct task_struct *p, int nid)
>   static int migration_cpu_stop(void *data)
>   {
>   	struct migration_arg *arg = data;
> +	int ret = 0;
>
>   	/*
>   	 * The original target cpu might have gone down and we might
>   	 * be on another cpu but it doesn't matter.
>   	 */
>   	local_irq_disable();
> -	__migrate_task(arg->task, raw_smp_processor_id(), arg->dest_cpu);
> +	if (!__migrate_task(arg->task, raw_smp_processor_id(), arg->dest_cpu))
> +		ret = -EAGAIN;
>   	local_irq_enable();
> -	return 0;
> +
> +	return ret;
>   }
>
>   #ifdef CONFIG_HOTPLUG_CPU
>

Peter,

Did you intend for me to run with this patch or was it posted for 
discussion only? If you want it run, please tell me what to look for.
Also, if I should run this, should I include any other patches, either 
the last one you posted in this thread or any of Tejun's?

Thanks.

-- 
-- Jason J. Herne (jjherne@...ux.vnet.ibm.com)

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