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Date:   Fri, 01 May 2020 18:22:05 -0000
From:   "tip-bot2 for Barret Rhoden" <tip-bot2@...utronix.de>
To:     linux-tip-commits@...r.kernel.org
Cc:     syzbot+bb4935a5c09b5ff79940@...kaller.appspotmail.com,
        Barret Rhoden <brho@...gle.com>,
        "Peter Zijlstra (Intel)" <peterz@...radead.org>,
        x86 <x86@...nel.org>, LKML <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>
Subject: [tip: perf/core] perf: Add cond_resched() to task_function_call()

The following commit has been merged into the perf/core branch of tip:

Commit-ID:     2ed6edd33a214bca02bd2b45e3fc3038a059436b
Gitweb:        https://git.kernel.org/tip/2ed6edd33a214bca02bd2b45e3fc3038a059436b
Author:        Barret Rhoden <brho@...gle.com>
AuthorDate:    Tue, 14 Apr 2020 18:29:20 -04:00
Committer:     Peter Zijlstra <peterz@...radead.org>
CommitterDate: Thu, 30 Apr 2020 20:14:36 +02:00

perf: Add cond_resched() to task_function_call()

Under rare circumstances, task_function_call() can repeatedly fail and
cause a soft lockup.

There is a slight race where the process is no longer running on the cpu
we targeted by the time remote_function() runs.  The code will simply
try again.  If we are very unlucky, this will continue to fail, until a
watchdog fires.  This can happen in a heavily loaded, multi-core virtual
machine.

Reported-by: syzbot+bb4935a5c09b5ff79940@...kaller.appspotmail.com
Signed-off-by: Barret Rhoden <brho@...gle.com>
Signed-off-by: Peter Zijlstra (Intel) <peterz@...radead.org>
Link: https://lkml.kernel.org/r/20200414222920.121401-1-brho@google.com
---
 kernel/events/core.c | 23 ++++++++++++++---------
 1 file changed, 14 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)

diff --git a/kernel/events/core.c b/kernel/events/core.c
index 52951e9..80cf996 100644
--- a/kernel/events/core.c
+++ b/kernel/events/core.c
@@ -95,11 +95,11 @@ static void remote_function(void *data)
  * @info:	the function call argument
  *
  * Calls the function @func when the task is currently running. This might
- * be on the current CPU, which just calls the function directly
+ * be on the current CPU, which just calls the function directly.  This will
+ * retry due to any failures in smp_call_function_single(), such as if the
+ * task_cpu() goes offline concurrently.
  *
- * returns: @func return value, or
- *	    -ESRCH  - when the process isn't running
- *	    -EAGAIN - when the process moved away
+ * returns @func return value or -ESRCH when the process isn't running
  */
 static int
 task_function_call(struct task_struct *p, remote_function_f func, void *info)
@@ -112,11 +112,16 @@ task_function_call(struct task_struct *p, remote_function_f func, void *info)
 	};
 	int ret;
 
-	do {
-		ret = smp_call_function_single(task_cpu(p), remote_function, &data, 1);
-		if (!ret)
-			ret = data.ret;
-	} while (ret == -EAGAIN);
+	for (;;) {
+		ret = smp_call_function_single(task_cpu(p), remote_function,
+					       &data, 1);
+		ret = !ret ? data.ret : -EAGAIN;
+
+		if (ret != -EAGAIN)
+			break;
+
+		cond_resched();
+	}
 
 	return ret;
 }

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