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SubjectRe: [PATCH -rt] rt-slab: fix cpu inconsistency case
Steven Rostedt wrote:
> Hi Hiroshi,

Hi Steven,

>
> Thanks for looking into it. I'll take a deeper look at it later, but
> first I have a few nitpicks with the patch.

thanks for comments.

>
> On Thu, 20 Mar 2008, Hiroshi Shimamoto wrote:
>> Signed-off-by: Hiroshi Shimamoto <h-shimamoto@ct.jp.nec.com>
>> ---
>> mm/slab.c | 18 +++++++++---------
>> 1 files changed, 9 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)
>>
>> diff --git a/mm/slab.c b/mm/slab.c
>> index 4bf6ca8..7beb378 100644
>> --- a/mm/slab.c
>> +++ b/mm/slab.c
>> @@ -138,8 +138,8 @@
>> *
>> * (On PREEMPT_RT, these are NOPs, but we have to drop/get the irq locks.)
>> */
>> -# define slab_irq_disable_nort() local_irq_disable()
>> -# define slab_irq_enable_nort() local_irq_enable()
>> +# define slab_irq_disable_nort(cpu) slab_irq_disable(cpu)
>> +# define slab_irq_enable_nort(cpu) slab_irq_enable(cpu)
>
> This is the !PREEMPT_RT version. It should stay as is (with the
> exception of ignoring the "cpu" variable. [ (void)cpu; ? ]
>
> #define slab_irq_disable_nort(cpu) \
> do { \
> (void)cpu; \
> local_irq_disable(); \
> } while(0)

I think "cpu" variable should be changed if current cpu is changed.

mm/slab.c:cache_alloc_refill()
if (unlikely(!ac->avail)) {
int x;
x = cache_grow(cachep, flags | GFP_THISNODE, cpu_to_node(*this_cpu), NULL, this_cpu);

/* cache_grow can reenable interrupts, then ac could change. */
ac = cpu_cache_get(cachep, *this_cpu);

The comment says, "ac could change", but it never if *this_cpu is same.

In cache_alloc_refill(), cpu_cache_get() should called with the valid cpu id
after cache_grow(). Because on !PREEMPT_RT, the array_cache is protected by
disabling irqs, so array_cache of other cpu shouldn't be accessed.

>
>> # define slab_irq_disable_rt(flags) do { (void)(flags); } while (0)
>> # define slab_irq_enable_rt(flags) do { (void)(flags); } while (0)
>> # define slab_spin_lock_irq(lock, cpu) \
>> @@ -160,8 +160,8 @@ DEFINE_PER_CPU_LOCKED(int, slab_irq_locks) = { 0, };
>> do { slab_irq_enable(cpu); (void) (flags); } while (0)
>> # define slab_irq_disable_rt(cpu) slab_irq_disable(cpu)
>> # define slab_irq_enable_rt(cpu) slab_irq_enable(cpu)
>> -# define slab_irq_disable_nort() do { } while (0)
>> -# define slab_irq_enable_nort() do { } while (0)
>> +# define slab_irq_disable_nort(cpu) do { } while (0)
>> +# define slab_irq_enable_nort(cpu) do { } while (0)
>
> And these are the PREEMPT_RT version. So basically, this patch is a nop
> for PREEMPT_RT. I doubt it will solve your bug ;-)

yes, it's nop. I'm sorry, I didn't show .config.
My kernel config is !PREEMPT_RT, it's same as the deadlock report.
I guess it's a problem only !PREEMPT_RT.

thanks,
Hiroshi Shimamoto


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