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SubjectRe: [PATCH 00/36] cpuidle,rcu: Cleanup the mess
On Tue, Jun 14, 2022 at 06:58:30PM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 14, 2022 at 12:19:29PM +0100, Mark Rutland wrote:
> > On Wed, Jun 08, 2022 at 04:27:23PM +0200, Peter Zijlstra wrote:
> > > Hi All! (omg so many)
> >
> > Hi Peter,
> >
> > Sorry for the delay; my plate has also been rather full recently. I'm beginning
> > to page this in now.
>
> No worries; we all have too much to do ;-)
>
> > > These here few patches mostly clear out the utter mess that is cpuidle vs rcuidle.
> > >
> > > At the end of the ride there's only 2 real RCU_NONIDLE() users left
> > >
> > > arch/arm64/kernel/suspend.c: RCU_NONIDLE(__cpu_suspend_exit());
> > > drivers/perf/arm_pmu.c: RCU_NONIDLE(armpmu_start(event, PERF_EF_RELOAD));
> >
> > The latter of these is necessary because apparently PM notifiers are called
> > with RCU not watching. Is that still the case today (or at the end of this
> > series)? If so, that feels like fertile land for more issues (yaey...). If not,
> > we should be able to drop this.
>
> That should be fixed; fingers crossed :-)

Cool; I'll try to give that a spin when I'm sat next to some relevant hardware. :)

> > > kernel/cfi.c: RCU_NONIDLE({
> > >
> > > (the CFI one is likely dead in the kCFI rewrite) and there's only a hand full
> > > of trace_.*_rcuidle() left:
> > >
> > > kernel/trace/trace_preemptirq.c: trace_irq_enable_rcuidle(CALLER_ADDR0, CALLER_ADDR1);
> > > kernel/trace/trace_preemptirq.c: trace_irq_disable_rcuidle(CALLER_ADDR0, CALLER_ADDR1);
> > > kernel/trace/trace_preemptirq.c: trace_irq_enable_rcuidle(CALLER_ADDR0, caller_addr);
> > > kernel/trace/trace_preemptirq.c: trace_irq_disable_rcuidle(CALLER_ADDR0, caller_addr);
> > > kernel/trace/trace_preemptirq.c: trace_preempt_enable_rcuidle(a0, a1);
> > > kernel/trace/trace_preemptirq.c: trace_preempt_disable_rcuidle(a0, a1);
> > >
> > > All of them are in 'deprecated' code that is unused for GENERIC_ENTRY.
> > I think those are also unused on arm64 too?
> >
> > If not, I can go attack that.
>
> My grep spots:
>
> arch/arm64/kernel/entry-common.c: trace_hardirqs_on();
> arch/arm64/include/asm/daifflags.h: trace_hardirqs_off();
> arch/arm64/include/asm/daifflags.h: trace_hardirqs_off();

Ah; I hadn't realised those used trace_.*_rcuidle() behind the scenes.

That affects local_irq_{enable,disable,restore}() too (which is what the
daifflags.h bits are emulating), and also the generic entry code's
irqentry_exit().

So it feels to me like we should be fixing those more generally? e.g. say that
with a new STRICT_ENTRY[_RCU], we can only call trace_hardirqs_{on,off}() with
RCU watching, and alter the definition of those?

> The _on thing should be replaced with something like:
>
> trace_hardirqs_on_prepare();
> lockdep_hardirqs_on_prepare();
> instrumentation_end();
> rcu_irq_exit();
> lockdep_hardirqs_on(CALLER_ADDR0);
>
> (as I think you know, since you have some of that already). And
> something similar for the _off thing, but with _off_finish().

Sure; I knew that was necessary for the outermost parts of entry (and I think
that's all handled), I just hadn't realised that trace_hardirqs_{on,off} did
the rcuidle thing in the middle.

It'd be nice to not have to open-code the whole sequence everywhere for the
portions which run after entry and are instrumentable, so (as above) I reckon
we want to make trace_hardirqs_{on,off}() not do the rcuidle part
unnecessarily (which IIUC is an end-goal anyway)?

> > > I've touched a _lot_ of code that I can't test and likely broken some of it :/
> > > In particular, the whole ARM cpuidle stuff was quite involved with OMAP being
> > > the absolute 'winner'.
> > >
> > > I'm hoping Mark can help me sort the remaining ARM64 bits as he moves that to
> > > GENERIC_ENTRY.
> >
> > Moving to GENERIC_ENTRY as a whole is going to take a tonne of work
> > (refactoring both arm64 and the generic portion to be more amenable to each
> > other), but we can certainly move closer to that for the bits that matter here.
>
> I know ... been there etc.. :-)
>
> > Maybe we want a STRICT_ENTRY option to get rid of all the deprecated stuff that
> > we can select regardless of GENERIC_ENTRY to make that easier.
>
> Possible yeah.
>
> > > I've also got a note that says ARM64 can probably do a WFE based
> > > idle state and employ TIF_POLLING_NRFLAG to avoid some IPIs.
> >
> > Possibly; I'm not sure how much of a win that'll be given that by default we'll
> > have a ~10KHz WFE wakeup from the timer, but we could take a peek.
>
> Ohh.. I didn't know it woke up *that* often. I just know Will made use
> of it in things like smp_cond_load_relaxed() which would be somewhat
> similar to a very shallow idle state that looks at the TIF word.

We'll get some saving, I'm just not sure where that falls on the curve of idle
states. FWIW the wakeup *can* be disabled (and it'd be nice to when we have
WFxT instructions which take a timeout), it jsut happens to be on by default
for reasons.

Thanks,
Mark.

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