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From: Alex Elder <>
Subject: [PATCH 1/1] remoteproc: use freezable workqueue for crash notifications
Date: Wed, 19 May 2021 18:44:18 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

When a remoteproc has crashed, rproc_report_crash() is called to
handle whatever recovery is desired.  This can happen at almost any
time, often triggered by an interrupt, though it can also be
initiated by a write to debugfs file remoteproc/remoteproc*/crash.

When a crash is reported, the crash handler worker is scheduled to
run (rproc_crash_handler_work()).  One thing that worker does is
call rproc_trigger_recovery(), which calls rproc_stop().  That calls
the ->stop method for any remoteproc subdevices before making the
remote processor go offline.

The Q6V5 modem remoteproc driver implements an SSR subdevice that
notifies registered drivers when the modem changes operational state
(prepare, started, stop/crash, unprepared).  The IPA driver
registers to receive these notifications.

With that as context, I'll now describe the problem.

There was a situation in which buggy modem firmware led to a modem
crash very soon after system (AP) resume had begun.  The crash caused
a remoteproc SSR crash notification to be sent to the IPA driver.
The problem was that, although system resume had begun, it had not
yet completed, and the IPA driver was still in a suspended state.

This scenario could happen to any driver that registers for these
SSR notifications, because they are delivered without knowledge of
the (suspend) state of registered recipient drivers.

This patch offers a simple fix for this, by having the crash
handling worker function run on the system freezable workqueue.
This workqueue does not operate if user space is frozen (for
suspend).  As a result, the SSR subdevice only delivers its
crash notification when the system is fully operational (i.e.,
neither suspended nor in suspend/resume transition).

Signed-off-by: Alex Elder <>
 drivers/remoteproc/remoteproc_core.c | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/drivers/remoteproc/remoteproc_core.c b/drivers/remoteproc/remoteproc_core.c
index 39cf44cb08035..6bedf2d2af239 100644
--- a/drivers/remoteproc/remoteproc_core.c
+++ b/drivers/remoteproc/remoteproc_core.c
@@ -2724,8 +2724,8 @@ void rproc_report_crash(struct rproc *rproc, enum rproc_crash_type type)
 	dev_err(&rproc->dev, "crash detected in %s: type %s\n",
 		rproc->name, rproc_crash_to_string(type));
-	/* create a new task to handle the error */
-	schedule_work(&rproc->crash_handler);
+	/* Have a worker handle the error; ensure system is not suspended */
+	queue_work(system_freezable_wq, &rproc->crash_handler);

  reply	other threads:[~2021-05-19 23:44 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-19 23:44 [PATCH 0/1] remoteproc: avoid notification when suspended Alex Elder
2021-05-19 23:44 ` Alex Elder [this message]
2021-05-28  3:55   ` [PATCH 1/1] remoteproc: use freezable workqueue for crash notifications Bjorn Andersson
2021-05-28 15:09     ` Mathieu Poirier
2021-05-29  0:12     ` Siddharth Gupta
2021-06-04 20:46       ` Siddharth Gupta
     [not found]     ` <>
2021-05-29 17:28       ` Bjorn Andersson
     [not found]       ` <>
2021-05-31 23:25         ` Bjorn Andersson
2021-05-31 17:21     ` Mathieu Poirier
2021-05-31 23:13       ` Bjorn Andersson
2021-06-01 14:12       ` Alex Elder
2021-08-04 19:31 ` [PATCH 0/1] remoteproc: avoid notification when suspended patchwork-bot+linux-remoteproc

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