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From: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org>
To: Michal Hocko <mhocko@kernel.org>
Cc: Tetsuo Handa <penguin-kernel@i-love.sakura.ne.jp>,
	Chris Metcalf <chris.d.metcalf@gmail.com>,
	Rusty Russell <rusty@rustcorp.com.au>,
	linux-mm@kvack.org, Guenter Roeck <linux@roeck-us.net>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] mm/swap.c: workaround for_each_cpu() bug on UP kernel.
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2019 13:06:20 -0800	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20190212130620.c43e486c4f13c811e3d4a513@linux-foundation.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20190212112954.GV15609@dhcp22.suse.cz>

On Tue, 12 Feb 2019 12:29:54 +0100 Michal Hocko <mhocko@kernel.org> wrote:

> On Tue 12-02-19 12:21:17, Michal Hocko wrote:
> > On Tue 12-02-19 19:25:46, Tetsuo Handa wrote:
> > > On 2019/02/12 19:11, Michal Hocko wrote:
> > > > This patch is ugly as hell! I do agree that for_each_cpu not working on
> > > > CONFIG_SMP=n sucks but why do we even care about lru_add_drain_all when
> > > > there is a single cpu? Why don't we simply do
> > > > 
> > > > diff --git a/mm/swap.c b/mm/swap.c
> > > > index aa483719922e..952f24b09070 100644
> > > > --- a/mm/swap.c
> > > > +++ b/mm/swap.c
> > > > @@ -660,6 +660,7 @@ static void lru_add_drain_per_cpu(struct work_struct *dummy)
> > > >  
> > > >  static DEFINE_PER_CPU(struct work_struct, lru_add_drain_work);
> > > >  
> > > > +#ifdef CONFIG_SMP
> > > >  /*
> > > >   * Doesn't need any cpu hotplug locking because we do rely on per-cpu
> > > >   * kworkers being shut down before our page_alloc_cpu_dead callback is
> > > > @@ -702,6 +703,10 @@ void lru_add_drain_all(void)
> > > >  
> > > >  	mutex_unlock(&lock);
> > > >  }
> > > > +#else
> > > > +#define lru_add_drain_all() lru_add_drain()
> > > > +
> > > > +#endif
> > > 
> > > If there is no need to evaluate the "if" conditions, I'm fine with this shortcut.
> > 
> > lru_add_drain does drain only pagevecs which have pages and so we do not
> > really have to duplicate the check. There is also no need to defer the
> > execution to the workqueue for a local cpu. So we are left with only the
> > lock to prevent parallel execution but the preemption disabling acts the
> > same purpose on UP so the approach should be equivalent from the
> > correctness point of view.
> 
> The patch with the full changelog follows:
> 
> 
> >From db104f132bd6e1c02ecbe65e62c12caa7e4e2e2a Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
> From: Michal Hocko <mhocko@suse.com>
> Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2019 12:25:28 +0100
> Subject: [PATCH] mm: handle lru_add_drain_all for UP properly
> 
> Since for_each_cpu(cpu, mask) added by commit 2d3854a37e8b767a ("cpumask:
> introduce new API, without changing anything") did not evaluate the mask
> argument if NR_CPUS == 1 due to CONFIG_SMP=n, lru_add_drain_all() is
> hitting WARN_ON() at __flush_work() added by commit 4d43d395fed12463
> ("workqueue: Try to catch flush_work() without INIT_WORK().")
> by unconditionally calling flush_work() [1].
> 
> Workaround this issue by using CONFIG_SMP=n specific lru_add_drain_all
> implementation. There is no real need to defer the implementation to the
> workqueue as the draining is going to happen on the local cpu. So alias
> lru_add_drain_all to lru_add_drain which does all the necessary work.
> 
> [1] https://lkml.kernel.org/r/18a30387-6aa5-6123-e67c-57579ecc3f38@roeck-us.net
>
> ...
>
> --- a/mm/swap.c
> +++ b/mm/swap.c
> @@ -660,6 +660,7 @@ static void lru_add_drain_per_cpu(struct work_struct *dummy)
>  
>  static DEFINE_PER_CPU(struct work_struct, lru_add_drain_work);
>  
> +#ifdef CONFIG_SMP
>  /*
>   * Doesn't need any cpu hotplug locking because we do rely on per-cpu
>   * kworkers being shut down before our page_alloc_cpu_dead callback is
> @@ -702,6 +703,10 @@ void lru_add_drain_all(void)
>  
>  	mutex_unlock(&lock);
>  }
> +#else
> +#define lru_add_drain_all() lru_add_drain()
> +
> +#endif
>  
>  /**
>   * release_pages - batched put_page()

How can this even link?  Lots of compilation units call
lru_add_drain_all() but the implementation just got removed.


  parent reply	other threads:[~2019-02-12 21:06 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 13+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-02-07  9:53 Tetsuo Handa
2019-02-07 14:07 ` Guenter Roeck
2019-02-07 14:18 ` William Kucharski
2019-02-12 10:11 ` Michal Hocko
2019-02-12 10:25   ` Tetsuo Handa
2019-02-12 11:21     ` Michal Hocko
2019-02-12 11:29       ` Michal Hocko
2019-02-12 11:37         ` Tetsuo Handa
2019-02-12 21:06         ` Andrew Morton [this message]
2019-02-13 12:43           ` Michal Hocko
2019-02-13 21:37             ` Andrew Morton
2019-02-12 23:19         ` [PATCH] mm: handle lru_add_drain_all for UP properly kbuild test robot
2019-02-12 23:48         ` kbuild test robot

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