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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Make rcutorture more vicious: reinstate boot-time testing
On Thu, 19 Jun 2008 22:47:24 -0700 Paul E. McKenney wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 02:17:25PM -0700, Randy Dunlap wrote:
> > On Thu, 19 Jun 2008 08:58:54 -0700 Paul E. McKenney wrote:
> >
> > > On Thu, Jun 19, 2008 at 11:29:14AM +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
> > > >
> > > > * Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > Hello again!
> > > > >
> > >
> > > Documentation/RCU/torture.txt | 21
> > > Documentation/RCU/torture.txt.orig | 8
> > ~~~~~
> >
> > > kernel/rcutorture.c | 14
> > > kernel/rcutorture.c.orig | 59
> > !!!!
> >
> > > kernel/sysctl.c | 13
> > > kernel/sysctl.c.orig | 2851 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > ~~~~
> >
> > > lib/Kconfig.debug | 20
> > > lib/Kconfig.debug.orig | 679 ++++++++
> > ~~~~
> >
> > What's with all of these .orig files, eh??
>
> Gah, typos generating the diffs. :-/
>
> > > 8 files changed, 3651 insertions(+), 14 deletions(-)
>
> How about the following instead? (I expect to be following up with
> a version that gets rid of the threads in response to writing a "0"
> to /proc/sys/kernel/rcutorture_runnable later on.)

Yes, much better. Thanks.

> Signed-off-by: Paul E. McKenney <paulmck@linux.vnet.ibm.com>
> ---
>
> Documentation/RCU/torture.txt | 21 ++++++++++++++-------
> kernel/rcutorture.c | 14 ++++++++++++--
> kernel/sysctl.c | 13 +++++++++++++
> lib/Kconfig.debug | 20 +++++++++++++++++++-
> 4 files changed, 58 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)
>
> diff -urpNa -X dontdiff linux-2.6.26-rc4-rcut1-stutter/Documentation/RCU/torture.txt linux-2.6.26-rc4-rcut2-proc/Documentation/RCU/torture.txt
> --- linux-2.6.26-rc4-rcut1-stutter/Documentation/RCU/torture.txt 2008-06-18 05:15:43.000000000 -0700
> +++ linux-2.6.26-rc4-rcut2-proc/Documentation/RCU/torture.txt 2008-06-18 08:11:19.000000000 -0700
> @@ -10,13 +10,20 @@ status messages via printk(), which can
> command (perhaps grepping for "torture"). The test is started
> when the module is loaded, and stops when the module is unloaded.
>
> -However, actually setting this config option to "y" results in the system
> -running the test immediately upon boot, and ending only when the system
> -is taken down. Normally, one will instead want to build the system
> -with CONFIG_RCU_TORTURE_TEST=m and to use modprobe and rmmod to control
> -the test, perhaps using a script similar to the one shown at the end of
> -this document. Note that you will need CONFIG_MODULE_UNLOAD in order
> -to be able to end the test.
> +CONFIG_RCU_TORTURE_TEST_RUNNABLE
> +
> +It is also possible to specify CONFIG_RCU_TORTURE_TEST=y, which will
> +result in the tests being loaded into the base kernel. In this case,
> +the CONFIG_RCU_TORTURE_TEST_RUNNABLE config option is used to specify
> +whether the RCU torture tests are to be started immediately during
> +boot or whether the /proc/sys/kernel/rcutorture_runnable file is used
> +to enable them. This /proc file can be used to repeatedly pause and
> +restart the tests, regardless of the initial state specified by the
> +CONFIG_RCU_TORTURE_TEST_RUNNABLE config option.
> +
> +You will normally -not- want to start the RCU torture tests during boot
> +(and thus the default is CONFIG_RCU_TORTURE_TEST_RUNNABLE=n), but doing
> +this can sometimes be useful in finding boot-time bugs.
>
>
> MODULE PARAMETERS
> diff -urpNa -X dontdiff linux-2.6.26-rc4-rcut1-stutter/kernel/rcutorture.c linux-2.6.26-rc4-rcut2-proc/kernel/rcutorture.c
> --- linux-2.6.26-rc4-rcut1-stutter/kernel/rcutorture.c 2008-06-18 04:54:41.000000000 -0700
> +++ linux-2.6.26-rc4-rcut2-proc/kernel/rcutorture.c 2008-06-19 04:48:56.000000000 -0700
> @@ -125,6 +125,13 @@ static struct list_head rcu_torture_remo
>
> static int stutter_pause_test = 0;
>
> +#if defined(MODULE) || defined(CONFIG_RCU_TORTURE_TEST_RUNNABLE)
> +#define RCUTORTURE_RUNNABLE_INIT 1
> +#else
> +#define RCUTORTURE_RUNNABLE_INIT 0
> +#endif
> +int rcutorture_runnable = RCUTORTURE_RUNNABLE_INIT;
> +
> /*
> * Allocate an element from the rcu_tortures pool.
> */
> @@ -188,8 +195,11 @@ rcu_random(struct rcu_random_state *rrsp
> static void
> rcu_stutter_wait(void)
> {
> - while (stutter_pause_test)
> - schedule_timeout_interruptible(1);
> + while (stutter_pause_test || !rcutorture_runnable)
> + if (rcutorture_runnable)
> + schedule_timeout_interruptible(1);
> + else
> + schedule_timeout_interruptible(HZ);
> }
>
> /*
> diff -urpNa -X dontdiff linux-2.6.26-rc4-rcut1-stutter/kernel/sysctl.c linux-2.6.26-rc4-rcut2-proc/kernel/sysctl.c
> --- linux-2.6.26-rc4-rcut1-stutter/kernel/sysctl.c 2008-05-30 04:39:01.000000000 -0700
> +++ linux-2.6.26-rc4-rcut2-proc/kernel/sysctl.c 2008-06-18 07:35:26.000000000 -0700
> @@ -82,6 +82,9 @@ extern int maps_protect;
> extern int sysctl_stat_interval;
> extern int latencytop_enabled;
> extern int sysctl_nr_open_min, sysctl_nr_open_max;
> +#ifdef CONFIG_RCU_TORTURE_TEST
> +extern int rcutorture_runnable;
> +#endif /* #ifdef CONFIG_RCU_TORTURE_TEST */
>
> /* Constants used for minimum and maximum */
> #if defined(CONFIG_DETECT_SOFTLOCKUP) || defined(CONFIG_HIGHMEM)
> @@ -813,6 +816,16 @@ static struct ctl_table kern_table[] = {
> .child = key_sysctls,
> },
> #endif
> +#ifdef CONFIG_RCU_TORTURE_TEST
> + {
> + .ctl_name = CTL_UNNUMBERED,
> + .procname = "rcutorture_runnable",
> + .data = &rcutorture_runnable,
> + .maxlen = sizeof(int),
> + .mode = 0644,
> + .proc_handler = &proc_dointvec,
> + },
> +#endif
> /*
> * NOTE: do not add new entries to this table unless you have read
> * Documentation/sysctl/ctl_unnumbered.txt
> diff -urpNa -X dontdiff linux-2.6.26-rc4-rcut1-stutter/lib/Kconfig.debug linux-2.6.26-rc4-rcut2-proc/lib/Kconfig.debug
> --- linux-2.6.26-rc4-rcut1-stutter/lib/Kconfig.debug 2008-05-30 04:39:01.000000000 -0700
> +++ linux-2.6.26-rc4-rcut2-proc/lib/Kconfig.debug 2008-06-18 06:32:48.000000000 -0700
> @@ -531,16 +531,34 @@ config BOOT_PRINTK_DELAY
> config RCU_TORTURE_TEST
> tristate "torture tests for RCU"
> depends on DEBUG_KERNEL
> - depends on m
> default n
> help
> This option provides a kernel module that runs torture tests
> on the RCU infrastructure. The kernel module may be built
> after the fact on the running kernel to be tested, if desired.
>
> + Say Y here if you want RCU torture tests to be built into
> + the kernel.
> Say M if you want the RCU torture tests to build as a module.
> Say N if you are unsure.
>
> +config RCU_TORTURE_TEST_RUNNABLE
> + bool "torture tests for RCU runnable by default"
> + depends on RCU_TORTURE_TEST = y
> + default n
> + help
> + This option provides a way to build the RCU torture tests
> + directly into the kernel without them starting up at boot
> + time. You can use /proc/sys/kernel/rcutorture_runnable
> + to manually override this setting. This /proc file is
> + available only when the RCU torture tests have been built
> + into the kernel.
> +
> + Say Y here if you want the RCU torture tests to start during
> + boot (you probably don't).
> + Say N here if you want the RCU torture tests to start only
> + after being manually enabled via /proc.
> +
> config KPROBES_SANITY_TEST
> bool "Kprobes sanity tests"
> depends on DEBUG_KERNEL
> --

---
~Randy
Linux Plumbers Conference, 17-19 September 2008, Portland, Oregon USA
http://linuxplumbersconf.org/


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