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Date:   Tue, 12 Jan 2021 15:07:36 +0000
From:   Will Deacon <will@...nel.org>
To:     Lecopzer Chen <lecopzer.chen@...iatek.com>
Cc:     sumit.garg@...aro.org, acme@...nel.org,
        alexander.shishkin@...ux.intel.com, alexandru.elisei@....com,
        catalin.marinas@....com, jolsa@...hat.com,
        linux-arm-kernel@...ts.infradead.org, linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org,
        linux-mediatek@...ts.infradead.org, mark.rutland@....com,
        matthias.bgg@...il.com, mingo@...hat.com, namhyung@...nel.org,
        oliver.sang@...el.com, peterz@...radead.org, yj.chiang@...iatek.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH v2] arm64: perf: Fix access percpu variables in
 preemptible context

On Fri, Jan 08, 2021 at 08:55:27PM +0800, Lecopzer Chen wrote:
> > On Mon, 21 Dec 2020 at 21:53, Lecopzer Chen <lecopzer.chen@...iatek.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > commit 367c820ef08082 ("arm64: Enable perf events based hard lockup detector")
> > > reinitilizes lockup detector after arm64 PMU is initialized and open
> > > a window for accessing smp_processor_id() in preemptible context.
> > > Since hardlockup_detector_perf_init() always called in init stage
> > > with a single cpu, but we initialize lockup detector after the init task
> > > is migratable.
> > >
> > > Fix this by utilizing lockup detector reconfiguration which calls
> > > softlockup_start_all() on each cpu and calls watatchdog_nmi_enable() later.
> > > Because softlockup_start_all() use IPI call function to make sure
> > > watatchdog_nmi_enable() will bind on each cpu and fix this issue.
> > 
> > IMO, this just creates unnecessary dependency for hardlockup detector
> > init via softlockup detector (see the alternative definition of
> > lockup_detector_reconfigure()).
> 
> 
> The arm64/Kconfig select HAVE_HARDLOCKUP_DETECTOR_PERF if we have NMI:
> 	select HAVE_HARDLOCKUP_DETECTOR_PERF if PERF_EVENTS && HAVE_PERF_EVENTS_NMI
> 
> And in lib/Kconfig.debug HARDLOCKUP_DETECTOR select SOFTLOCKUP_DETECTOR automatically.
> 	config HARDLOCKUP_DETECTOR_PERF
> 		bool
> 		select SOFTLOCKUP_DETECTOR
> 
> So we don't need to explicitly select softlockup.
> And actually this patch is not a perfect solution like you said
> (hardlockup depends on softlockup),
> but the key point is that lockup_detector_init() seems only design for
> using in early init stage and not for calling in later deffered initial process.

I agree; the current usage in armv8_pmu_driver_init() looks very broken to
me, and bodging it with raw_smp_processor_id() isn't the right solution.

Maybe we should just revert 367c820ef08082, as this looks like a design
issue rather than something with a simple fix?

Will

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