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Date:	Wed, 3 Sep 2014 17:15:31 +0200
From:	Peter Zijlstra <>
To:	Lai Jiangshan <>
Cc:, Sasha Levin <>,
	Tejun Heo <>, LKML <>,
	Dave Jones <>, Ingo Molnar <>,
	Thomas Gleixner <>,
	Steven Rostedt <>
Subject: Re: workqueue: WARN at at kernel/workqueue.c:2176

On Mon, Sep 01, 2014 at 11:04:23AM +0800, Lai Jiangshan wrote:
> Hi, Peter
> Could you make a patch for it, please? Jason J. Herne's test showed we
> addressed the bug.  But the fix is not in kernel yet.  Some new highly
> related reports are come up again.
> I don't want to argue any more, no matter how the patch will be,
> I will accept.  And please add the following tags in your patch:

Well; I said was a
good patch and only asked you to add a comment and make it a nice patch
which I could apply:

Instead you posted an entirely different patch again.

So how about the below?

Subject: sched: Migrate waking tasks
From: Lai Jiangshan <>
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2014 16:25:15 +0800

Current code can fail to migrate a waking task (silently) when TTWU_QUEUE is

When a task is waking, it is pending on the wake_list of the rq, but it is not
queued (task->on_rq == 0). In this case, set_cpus_allowed_ptr() and
__migrate_task() will not migrate it because its invisible to them.

This behavior is incorrect, because the task has been already woken, it will be
running on the wrong CPU without correct placement until the next wake-up or
update for cpus_allowed.

To fix this problem, we need to finish the wakeup (so they appear on
the runqueue) before we migrate them.

Reported-by: Sasha Levin <>
Reported-by: Jason J. Herne <>
Tested-by: Jason J. Herne <>
signed-off-by: Lai Jiangshan <>
Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <>
 kernel/sched/core.c |    8 +++++++-
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/kernel/sched/core.c
+++ b/kernel/sched/core.c
@@ -4642,7 +4642,7 @@ int set_cpus_allowed_ptr(struct task_str
 		goto out;
 	dest_cpu = cpumask_any_and(cpu_active_mask, new_mask);
-	if (task_on_rq_queued(p)) {
+	if (task_on_rq_queued(p) || p->state == TASK_WAKING) {
 		struct migration_arg arg = { p, dest_cpu };
 		/* Need help from migration thread: drop lock and wait. */
 		task_rq_unlock(rq, p, &flags);
@@ -4775,6 +4775,12 @@ static int migration_cpu_stop(void *data
 	 * be on another cpu but it doesn't matter.
+	/*
+	 * We need to explicitly wake pending tasks before running
+	 * __migrate_task() such that we will not miss enforcing cpus_allowed
+	 * during wakeups, see set_cpus_allowed_ptr()'s TASK_WAKING test.
+	 */
+	sched_ttwu_pending();
 	__migrate_task(arg->task, raw_smp_processor_id(), arg->dest_cpu);
 	return 0;

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