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SubjectRe: sched: BUG in load_balance
On 02/18/2013 08:26 PM, Steven Rostedt wrote:
> On Mon, 2013-02-18 at 19:55 -0500, Sasha Levin wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>
>> While fuzzing with trinity inside a KVM tools guest, running today's -next,
>> I've stumbled on the following spew.
>>
>> I've cc'ed Steven Rostedt since the culprit looks like "sched: Enable
>> interrupts in idle_balance()".
>
> You're correct. Interrupts are ok but softirqs must still be disabled.
>
> The following patch should work.
>
> -- Steve
>
> Only compiled tested:
>
> diff --git a/kernel/sched/fair.c b/kernel/sched/fair.c
> index 0fcdbff..a31174c 100644
> --- a/kernel/sched/fair.c
> +++ b/kernel/sched/fair.c
> @@ -5222,9 +5222,9 @@ void idle_balance(int this_cpu, struct rq *this_rq)
> update_rq_runnable_avg(this_rq, 1);
>
> /*
> - * Drop the rq->lock, but keep preempt disabled.
> + * Drop the rq->lock, but keep softirqs disabled.
> */
> - preempt_disable();
> + local_bh_disable();
> raw_spin_unlock_irq(&this_rq->lock);
>
> update_blocked_averages(this_cpu);
> @@ -5253,7 +5253,7 @@ void idle_balance(int this_cpu, struct rq *this_rq)
> rcu_read_unlock();
>
> raw_spin_lock_irq(&this_rq->lock);
> - preempt_enable();
> + local_bh_enable();

I have to admit, I'm slightly confused with the patch: there's a raw_spin_lock_irq()
followed by local_bh_enable(). afaik it's illegal to call local_bh_enable() with
interrupts disabled.


Thanks,
Sasha



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