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authorJason Wessel <jason.wessel@windriver.com>2010-01-27 16:25:22 -0600
committerIngo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>2010-02-01 08:22:32 +0100
commitd6ad3e286d2c075a60b9f11075a2c55aeeeca2ad (patch)
tree24f374a6cb1ef36c2aec41b9de6b8f3b1b09780d /include
parent48d50674179981e41f432167b2441cec782d5484 (diff)
softlockup: Add sched_clock_tick() to avoid kernel warning on kgdb resume
When CONFIG_HAVE_UNSTABLE_SCHED_CLOCK is set, sched_clock() gets the time from hardware such as the TSC on x86. In this configuration kgdb will report a softlock warning message on resuming or detaching from a debug session. Sequence of events in the problem case: 1) "cpu sched clock" and "hardware time" are at 100 sec prior to a call to kgdb_handle_exception() 2) Debugger waits in kgdb_handle_exception() for 80 sec and on exit the following is called ... touch_softlockup_watchdog() --> __raw_get_cpu_var(touch_timestamp) = 0; 3) "cpu sched clock" = 100s (it was not updated, because the interrupt was disabled in kgdb) but the "hardware time" = 180 sec 4) The first timer interrupt after resuming from kgdb_handle_exception updates the watchdog from the "cpu sched clock" update_process_times() { ... run_local_timers() --> softlockup_tick() --> check (touch_timestamp == 0) (it is "YES" here, we have set "touch_timestamp = 0" at kgdb) --> __touch_softlockup_watchdog() ***(A)--> reset "touch_timestamp" to "get_timestamp()" (Here, the "touch_timestamp" will still be set to 100s.) ... scheduler_tick() ***(B)--> sched_clock_tick() (update "cpu sched clock" to "hardware time" = 180s) ... } 5) The Second timer interrupt handler appears to have a large jump and trips the softlockup warning. update_process_times() { ... run_local_timers() --> softlockup_tick() --> "cpu sched clock" - "touch_timestamp" = 180s-100s > 60s --> printk "soft lockup error messages" ... } note: ***(A) reset "touch_timestamp" to "get_timestamp(this_cpu)" Why is "touch_timestamp" 100 sec, instead of 180 sec? When CONFIG_HAVE_UNSTABLE_SCHED_CLOCK is set, the call trace of get_timestamp() is: get_timestamp(this_cpu) -->cpu_clock(this_cpu) -->sched_clock_cpu(this_cpu) -->__update_sched_clock(sched_clock_data, now) The __update_sched_clock() function uses the GTOD tick value to create a window to normalize the "now" values. So if "now" value is too big for sched_clock_data, it will be ignored. The fix is to invoke sched_clock_tick() to update "cpu sched clock" in order to recover from this state. This is done by introducing the function touch_softlockup_watchdog_sync(). This allows kgdb to request that the sched clock is updated when the watchdog thread runs the first time after a resume from kgdb. [yong.zhang0@gmail.com: Use per cpu instead of an array] Signed-off-by: Jason Wessel <jason.wessel@windriver.com> Signed-off-by: Dongdong Deng <Dongdong.Deng@windriver.com> Cc: kgdb-bugreport@lists.sourceforge.net Cc: peterz@infradead.org LKML-Reference: <1264631124-4837-2-git-send-email-jason.wessel@windriver.com> Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar <mingo@elte.hu>
Diffstat (limited to 'include')
1 files changed, 4 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/include/linux/sched.h b/include/linux/sched.h
index 6f7bba93929..89232151a9d 100644
--- a/include/linux/sched.h
+++ b/include/linux/sched.h
@@ -310,6 +310,7 @@ extern void sched_show_task(struct task_struct *p);
extern void softlockup_tick(void);
extern void touch_softlockup_watchdog(void);
+extern void touch_softlockup_watchdog_sync(void);
extern void touch_all_softlockup_watchdogs(void);
extern int proc_dosoftlockup_thresh(struct ctl_table *table, int write,
void __user *buffer,
@@ -323,6 +324,9 @@ static inline void softlockup_tick(void)
static inline void touch_softlockup_watchdog(void)
+static inline void touch_softlockup_watchdog_sync(void)
static inline void touch_all_softlockup_watchdogs(void)