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Date:   Fri, 12 Jun 2020 13:01:22 +0200
From:   Sebastian Andrzej Siewior <>
To:     Stephen Berman <>
Cc:     Thomas Gleixner <>,
        Peter Zijlstra <>,,
Subject: Re: power-off delay/hang due to commit 6d25be57 (mainline)

+ ACPI in case the ACPI folks see something obvious.

On 2020-06-11 17:39:40 [+0200], Stephen Berman wrote:
> I've done that now.  I've sent you screenshots offlist.  Here's a brief
> summary: The initial shutdown log output is essentially the same as the
> transcription I posted upthread, except that it is interspersed with
> messages from your patch like "Flush hid_reset+0x0/0x80".  Then comes:
> ACPI: Preparing to enter system sleep state S5
> Flushing kacpid
> Flushing kacpid_notify

based on the screenshots and the backtrace you are stuck in is:
- __do_sys_reboot()
  - acpi_power_off_prepare()
    - acpi_os_wait_events_complete()
      - flush_workqueue(kacpi_notify_wq);

> Flushing kacpid_notify over, 0
> Showing busy workqueues and worker pools:
> workqueue events: flags=0x0
>   pwq 4: cpus=2 node=0 flags=0x0 nice=0 active=1/256 refcnt=2
>      pending: drm_fb_helper_diry_work
> workqueue kacpid_notify: flags=0x0
>   pwq 0: cpus=0 node=0 flags=0x0 nice=0 active=1/1 refcnt=4185
>      in-flight: 1578:acpi_os_execute_deferred
>      delayed: acpi_os_execute_deferred, acpi_os_execute_deferred, ...

based on this, the kacpid_notify workqueue has quite some worker piled

> The "acpi_os_execute_deferred" messages were repeated many times in the
> above line, then every 20-30 seconds again for several minutes.  Then
> suddenly a call trace appeared which was similar but not identical to
> the one I posted upthread, and each line of the trace was followed by
> the line ", acpi_os_execute_deferred".  This went by quite quickly even
> with the printk_delay I added, and I was unable to photograph the start
> of it and couldn't get all of the subsequent output, but the screenshots
> show some of it.  After several minutes of this output I again did a
> hard reboot.

All good. I though that you will have one worker that is blocking but
you have a lot of them. It appears that one is active and stuck and more
are waiting.

Could you look at acpi in /proc/interrupts 10 secs apart to see if it

   grep -E 'acpi|smbus' /proc/interrupts

You could also do "echo t > /proc/sysrq-trigger" which gives you a lot
of task state information, but at the end you will also see "howing busy
workqueues and worker pools:" regarding the workqueue state. I am
curious to see if you already have worker stuck in kacpid_notify with

Now that we know that know that acpi_os_execute_deferred() is stuck,
lets shed some light in what it is trying to do. The patch at the end
will dump this information into the console buffer (The `dmesg' command
will print the whole kernel buffer). I have no idea if this starts
printing while the system is running or during shutdown.  I would expect
to see the Start line in acpi_os_execute_deferred() but not the End one. 

diff --git a/drivers/acpi/osl.c b/drivers/acpi/osl.c
index 41168c027a5a4..0e983c558bcb5 100644
--- a/drivers/acpi/osl.c
+++ b/drivers/acpi/osl.c
@@ -840,7 +840,9 @@ static void acpi_os_execute_deferred(struct work_struct *work)
 	struct acpi_os_dpc *dpc = container_of(work, struct acpi_os_dpc, work);
+	pr_err("%s(%d) Start %px %pF(%px)\n", __func__, __LINE__, dpc, dpc->function, dpc->context);
+	pr_err("%s(%d) End   %px %pF(%px)\n", __func__, __LINE__, dpc, dpc->function, dpc->context);
@@ -1096,6 +1098,8 @@ acpi_status acpi_os_execute(acpi_execute_type type,
 	if (type == OSL_NOTIFY_HANDLER) {
 		queue = kacpi_notify_wq;
+		pr_err("%s(%d) Adding %pS %px\n", __func__, __LINE__, function,
+		       context);
 		INIT_WORK(&dpc->work, acpi_os_execute_deferred);
 	} else if (type == OSL_GPE_HANDLER) {
 		queue = kacpid_wq;
> Steve Berman


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