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From: Will Deacon <will@kernel.org>
To: Valentin Schneider <valentin.schneider@arm.com>
Cc: linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org,
	Peter Zijlstra <peterz@infradead.org>,
	Ingo Molnar <mingo@kernel.org>,
	Morten Rasmussen <morten.rasmussen@arm.com>,
	Qais Yousef <qais.yousef@arm.com>,
	Dietmar Eggemann <dietmar.eggemann@arm.com>,
	Quentin Perret <qperret@google.com>,
	Juri Lelli <juri.lelli@redhat.com>,
	Vincent Guittot <vincent.guittot@linaro.org>,
	kernel-team@android.com
Subject: Re: [PATCH 2/2] sched: Plug race between SCA, hotplug and migration_cpu_stop()
Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2021 16:26:29 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20210602152629.GF31179@willie-the-truck> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <87h7ihfrlf.mognet@arm.com>

On Tue, Jun 01, 2021 at 05:59:56PM +0100, Valentin Schneider wrote:
> On 26/05/21 21:57, Valentin Schneider wrote:
> > +		dest_cpu = arg->dest_cpu;
> > +		if (task_on_rq_queued(p)) {
> > +			/*
> > +			 * A hotplug operation could have happened between
> > +			 * set_cpus_allowed_ptr() and here, making dest_cpu no
> > +			 * longer allowed.
> > +			 */
> > +			if (!is_cpu_allowed(p, dest_cpu))
> > +				dest_cpu = select_fallback_rq(cpu_of(rq), p);
> > +			/*
> > +			 * dest_cpu can be victim of hotplug between is_cpu_allowed()
> > +			 * and here. However, per the synchronize_rcu() in
> > +			 * sched_cpu_deactivate(), it can't have gone lower than
> > +			 * CPUHP_AP_ACTIVE, so it's safe to punt it over and let
> > +			 * balance_push() route it elsewhere.
> > +			 */
> > +			update_rq_clock(rq);
> > +			rq = move_queued_task(rq, &rf, p, dest_cpu);
> 
> So, while digesting this I started having doubts vs pcpu kthreads since
> they're allowed on online CPUs. The bogus scenario here would be picking a
> !active && online CPU, and see it go !online before the move_queued_task().
> 
> Now, to transition from online -> !online, we have to go through
> take_cpu_down() which is issued via a stop_machine() call. This means the
> transition can't happen until all online CPUs are running the stopper task
> and reach MULTI_STOP_RUN.
> 
> migration_cpu_stop() being already a stopper callback should thus make it
> "atomic" vs takedown_cpu(), meaning the above should be fine.

I'd be more inclined to agree with your reasoning if migration_cpu_stop()
couldn't itself call stop_one_cpu_nowait() to queue more work for the
stopper thread. What guarantees that takedown_cpu() can't queue its stopper
work in the middle of that?

Will

  reply	other threads:[~2021-06-02 15:26 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-26 20:57 [PATCH 0/2] sched: SCA vs hotplug vs stopper races fixes Valentin Schneider
2021-05-26 20:57 ` [PATCH 1/2] sched: Don't defer CPU pick to migration_cpu_stop() Valentin Schneider
2021-06-01 14:04   ` [tip: sched/core] " tip-bot2 for Valentin Schneider
2021-05-26 20:57 ` [PATCH 2/2] sched: Plug race between SCA, hotplug and migration_cpu_stop() Valentin Schneider
2021-05-27  9:12   ` Peter Zijlstra
2021-06-01 16:59   ` Valentin Schneider
2021-06-02 15:26     ` Will Deacon [this message]
2021-06-02 19:43       ` Valentin Schneider
2021-06-22 13:51         ` Will Deacon
2021-06-24  9:33           ` Valentin Schneider

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