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Date:   Sat, 2 Dec 2017 11:24:19 -0800
From:   "Paul E. McKenney" <paulmck@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>
To:     Frederic Weisbecker <frederic@...nel.org>
Cc:     linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org, xiaolong.ye@...el.com,
        tglx@...utronix.de, cmetcalf@...lanox.com, cl@...ux.com,
        torvalds@...ux-foundation.org, lcapitulino@...hat.com,
        efault@....de, peterz@...radead.org, riel@...hat.com,
        kernellwp@...il.com, mingo@...nel.org, john.stultz@...aro.org
Subject: Re: [PATCH] sched/isolation: Make NO_HZ_FULL select CPU_ISOLATION

On Sat, Dec 02, 2017 at 02:59:12PM +0100, Frederic Weisbecker wrote:
> 2017-11-30 21:20 UTC+01:00, Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@...ux.vnet.ibm.com>:
> > Commit 5c4991e24c69 ("sched/isolation: Split out new
> > CONFIG_CPU_ISOLATION=y config from CONFIG_NO_HZ_FULL") can result in RCU
> > CPU stall warnings when running rcutorture with CONFIG_NO_HZ_FULL_ALL=y
> > and CONFIG_CPU_ISOLATION=n.  These warnings are caused by RCU's
> > grace-period kthreads sleeping for a few jiffies, but never being
> > awakened:
> >
> > [  116.353432] rcu_preempt kthread starved for 9974 jiffies! g4294967208
> > +c4294967207 f0x0 RCU_GP_WAIT_FQS(3) ->state=0x402 ->cpu=0
> > [  116.355517] rcu_preempt     I 7464     8      2 0x80000000
> > [  116.356543] Call Trace:
> > [  116.357008]  __schedule+0x493/0x620
> > [  116.357682]  schedule+0x24/0x40
> > [  116.358291]  schedule_timeout+0x330/0x3b0
> > [  116.359024]  ? preempt_count_sub+0xea/0x140
> > [  116.359806]  ? collect_expired_timers+0xb0/0xb0
> > [  116.360660]  rcu_gp_kthread+0x6bf/0xef0
> >
> > This commit therefore makes NO_HZ_FULL select CPU_ISOLATION, which
> > prevents this behavior and seems like it was the original intention in
> > any case.
> 
> Although CONFIG_NO_HZ should indeed select CONFIG_CPU_ISOLATION, I'm
> surprised about this stall. I'm even  more surprised that setting
> CONFIG_CPU_ISOLATION=y is enough to fix the issue because
> CONFIG_NO_HZ_FULL_ALL shortcuts CONFIG_CPU_ISOLATION entirely (which
> is not good, but work in progress...).

Yes, and after applying this patch, I get failures a few commits
later, which appears to be due to other changes that break
CONFIG_NO_HZ_FULL_ALL=y.  So I have another patch staged that removes
CONFIG_NO_HZ_FULL_ALL, on the grounds that no one else has complained,
so rcutorture is likely to be the only user, and I don't see the point
of having a Kconfig option for only one user.

> Did you have any nohz_full= or isolcpus= boot options?

Replacing CONFIG_NO_HZ_FULL_ALL=y with nohz_full=1-7 works, that
is CONFIG_NO_HZ_FULL=y, CONFIG_NO_HZ_FULL_ALL=n, and nohz_full=1-7
on an eight-CPU test.

But it is relatively easy to test.  Running the rcutorture TREE04
scenario on a four-socket x86 gets me RCU CPU stall warnings within
a few minutes more than half the time.  ;-)

							Thanx, Paul

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