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Date:   Thu, 30 Aug 2018 17:05:19 +0200 (CEST)
From:   Thomas Gleixner <>
To:     John Crispin <>
cc:     Frederic Weisbecker <>,
        LKML <>,
        Ingo Molnar <>,
        Anna-Maria Gleixner <>,
        Greg Kroah-Hartman <>,
Subject: [PATCH stable] tick/nohz: Prevent bogus softirq pending warning

Commit 0a0e0829f990 ("nohz: Fix missing tick reprogram when interrupting an
inline softirq") got backported to stable trees and now causes the NOHZ
softirq pending warning to trigger. It's not an upstream issue as the NOHZ
update logic has been changed there.

The problem is when a softirq disabled section gets interrupted and on
return from interrupt the tick/nohz state is evaluated, which then can
observe pending soft interrupts. These soft interrupts are legitimately
pending because they cannot be processed as long as soft interrupts are
disabled and the interrupted code will correctly process them when soft
interrupts are reenabled.

Add a check for softirqs disabled to the pending check to prevent the

Reported-by: Grygorii Strashko <>
Reported-by: John Crispin <>
Signed-off-by: Thomas Gleixner <>
Tested-by: Grygorii Strashko <>
Tested-by: John Crispin <>
Cc: Frederic Weisbecker <>
Cc: Ingo Molnar <>
Cc: Anna-Maria Gleixner <>
Cc: Greg Kroah-Hartman <>
 kernel/time/tick-sched.c |    2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/kernel/time/tick-sched.c
+++ b/kernel/time/tick-sched.c
@@ -888,7 +888,7 @@ static bool can_stop_idle_tick(int cpu,
 	if (unlikely(local_softirq_pending() && cpu_online(cpu))) {
 		static int ratelimit;
-		if (ratelimit < 10 &&
+		if (ratelimit < 10 && !in_softirq() &&
 		    (local_softirq_pending() & SOFTIRQ_STOP_IDLE_MASK)) {
 			pr_warn("NOHZ: local_softirq_pending %02x\n",
 				(unsigned int) local_softirq_pending());

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